Re: I'd be all in for this deal.
posted at 7/7/2013 1:02 PM EDT
In response to R9R's comment:
In response to DrBoogiebone's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
I don't really think that his level of talent and ability is the issue for anyone here. You seem to just ignore the mental and psychological issues that he displays regularly. You can't do that. No matter how good a player is, if they have such issues, they can be dangeoursly destructive to chemistry and success.
You talk as if he's Ron Artest. That's hardly the case. He's passionate dude. Sometimes to a detriment (not "regularly"). That's all. He's a fighter, and not a passivist. I think you're being extreme.
I'll say this again. Rondo is a perenial allstar and potential MVP candidate. I'ld want either that type of potential in return, or draft picks. Monroe is none of the above. I don't like it.
Its amazing how big of a divide there is in this city regarding Rondo.
And to say that both opinions are equal is wrong. Thats false equivalency.
As you say, Rondo is not Artest. He is not locker room cacner. His teammates love him. Doc has not said one bad thing about him. Seriously, the worst thing Rondo has ever done is stand up for KG being pushed (fighting Humpty) and intimidating refs with a stare when their incompetency was losing us the game. Who the freak cares? Seriously? If they players like him, if he is a superstar on the court, if he's not out shooting people off the court and if he is fully engaged and not apathetic, then who the freak cares if he "bumps a ref" or some BS like that.
Rondo is a superstar and I think all the hate is somehow, weirdly, borderline racist.
R9R, there is no such thing as being "borderline racist" as you imply. What the hell is that? A racist is a racist. Regardless, that weak cop out isn't gonna work here so kill it, please? That is so outta place and such a desperation move. Using that kind of lingo when talking to fans of the NBA which is overwhelmingly constructed of black athletes is a testament to the level of real understanding that you have about today's NBA and its fans. Just stop!
Here is a great read as to why Rondo has got to go, and this is by Sports Illustrated, so I hope race doesn't come into your assessment. All of his reasons happen to match the reasons that many of us here have been arguing, from both sides, for a long time. WARNING! Ian Thomsen is a white guy!