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“I went to Mexico for a couple of days and watched the games,” a straightfaced Rondo said. “Why not?”
The whereabouts of the dazzling but perplexing point guard during his punishment probably won’t ever truly be known, but one thing for sure is there was no apologetic tone in his voice when pressed if he learned anything from his third NBA suspension in the past calendar year.
Boston Herald:No Apolgies, regrets
By now, we all know Rajon Rondo’s deal. Lets be honest…he is an extremely talented yet ornery point guard who can either be the reason the Celtics won, or a big piece as to why they lost any given game. His vision of the game and his sometimes little-to-risky passes make him a Jekyll. and Hyde of Point Guards. When he is Jekyll the word around the NBA spreads quickly and his name gets tossed around the NBA MVP arena for a few weeks, but when he is Hyde he can really leave Celtics fans scratching their heads and wondering if this is the guy they want to build around.
Rajon Rondo had a rare moment last week where he was both Jekyll and Hyde at the same time. Attacking the gnat that is Kris Humphries into the stands landing him a two game suspension. The initial reaction from most of us was that we would have done the same thing to that punk, but upon realization that it took the Celtics best player away from the team for an extended period of time made us all realize how foolish it may have been in a league that playoff seeds are often decided by one or two games down the stretch.
But it should come as no surprise to us all that Rajon Rondo has no regrets over his actions, heck he even took a vacation during his time away from the team. Rondo, admitting he went to Mexico during his suspension said “Why not” when asked why he chose to take a vacation. Should we expect that the ornery and tempermental Rondo would come back kissing our feet and begging for our forgiveness? Hardly so. Peel back the surface layer of this comment and you see what the subliminal message that Rondo was trying to get across to us all. When it comes down to it, he is more than willing to take time away from the game if it means standing up for his teammates and defending his team. Personally, I like the approach. Opposing players know that when they come to Boston, if they are going to mess with anyone they are going to have to deal with Rondo now.
ESPN Boston: No settle in Sullinger CSNNE: Rondo looks to lead the way NESN: Al Jefferson Could Lead Celtics’ Wishlist for Big Men to Fill In Hole Down Low Boston Herald: Green tackle identity problem ESPN Boston: Rondo glad to be back with team NESN: Rajon Rondo Says He Spent Weekend in Mexico During His Two Game Suspension (Video) CSNNE: Celtics hope to keep Minnesota’s Love off the glass ESPN Boston: Doc: C’s headed in right direction (Video) Boson Herald: Celtics’ Doc Rivers hopes Rajon Rondo stays within himself in return ESPN Boston: Getting their minds right