Re: Jackie Mac Says Rondo Wants Out
posted at 9/1/2014 7:01 PM EDT
In response to RSPCB73's comment:
I wonder what happened that caused ESPN to take down the video of off-camera comments by Jackie Mac. Also, the network that a lot of the posters love to hate is pretending that these comments never happened. Doesn't anyone have the guts at ESPN to ask Jackie on camera about her comments or is Jackie simply backing off for unspecified reasons?
Nope...they have always been gutless when covering any and every sport if the truth happens to slip out unless it helps their status as " World Wide Leader" of front running-type stories in big markets.
Also from the world of "what did you expect them to say", what did you expect "team" Rondo to say in response to the "rumors" that his people told the C's he doesn't want to be here? "Heck yeah, I hate this city, I hate thinking of signing with this team that can't get big time FA's to come here to play with me and that it will take a good 5 years before they challenge in any serious fashion for a title and I'll be in my mid 30's by then!" If he plays the entire season here it will only be by default, that nobody will meet the C's asking price or that nobody wants him. Could he re-sign here? Yes, he could, for around $13 mill/yr. for 5 years, when he'd be in his mid 30's before a rebuilt C's team challenged seriously for another championship.
Oh, and BTW, Jackie Mac has a spotless rep in the business, covered the team for a long time and doubtless has GREAT contacts all over the organization, including DA and ownership, which is probably a source for her info. Get real with the Jackie Mac attacks. There are ALWAYS people in organizations leaking and planting stories to trusted members of the press for their own reasons.
For Rondo's sake, I hope he gets a decent offer from some other team that is a contender. I'd like nothing more than for this guy to win another championship with a contending team that will let him run the floor and dish out dimes and let him find happiness. He just won't find it here.