On his weekly interview with WEEI, Doc got into the chat that he and Rajon had last week after his beef with Kris Humphries.
Chris Forsberg writes:
“Rondo understands that we need him,” said Rivers. “And Rondo almost said the same thing. He said, ‘Coach, I didn’t go in there to have a fight. I went in there to push [Humphries] off Kevin [Garnett] and, the next thing you know, he grabs my arm and then I pushed back and it escalated. He said, ‘I never intended to fight, that’s not what I did. I was just trying to push him off Kevin.’ The worst you get is a [technical foul] out of that.”
Rondo joked earlier this week that he escaped to Mexico during his suspension and Rivers said he couldn’t entirely rule out the possibility.
“I have no idea [where he went], I really don’t,” said Rivers. “I don’t ever check. He’s a grown man. He wasn’t in our locker room. I did say, ‘Go where you want, do what you want, just keep working out and watching us play.’ And he did those things.
Doc also noted that Rondo never “shuts up”:
“Rondo with his teammates, he never shuts up,” said Rivers. “He’s loud, they laugh, they argue all the time — sports arguments are what you’d call them, debates where they are laughing. He has a very good personality, then he has the personality that you see as well. He has both of those.”
So I guess the media and public get the quiet Rondo, while his teammates/coaches get the more “personable” side of him. Either way, he definitely is an enigma wrapped in a mystery, wrapped in another enigma. As long as he performs well on the court I guess.
You can listen to Doc’s entire segment on WEEI here: Doc on WEEI 12/6/2012