Re: STUCK With Rondo?
posted at 7/27/2014 4:48 PM EDT
In response to RSPCB73's comment:
acie, I've blasted PP b4, for not stepping up in other areas of the game when his shot wasn't falling during the playoffs. Like when he would turn in a line like 4-15 shooting and only 4-5 rebounds. Everyone has an off day. But someone of Paul's mentality and skill should step up in other ways to help the team when his shot isn't falling. Rebound and defend if you can't find the net. Getting only 4-5 rebounds when your shot hasn't been falling all game shows you're not really in the game that night. Now to say it ticks me off or upsets me is a bit extreme. It's nothing personal against me or anything. So why should I let it effect me in a negative manner? I'm just displeased/disappointed with his performance cause I know he can do better. It doesn't upset me though. And I'll still be there to cheer him on cause I'm a big C's fan. But I know where to draw the line.
So to answer your question, no, I've never taken offense to a player not playing up to their potential or that their paycheck doesn't compensate their production. It's nothing personal against ME.
There's a big difference with being disappointed with a players production over a game or two, then spewing hate, disdain, lies, and knocking off about 40 years of wisdom and age for an entire week, month, year(s) to play the anti-Rondo rainman. That's getting into Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes "The Fan" type of obsession. Scary. And as I stated earlier, IT'S NOTED! It's BEEN noted! No sense in the constant bombardment over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over. OMG!
Well put, Dr.
it's nothing personal with me either. but for the team that has been green blood flowing through my veins since as old as i can remember, it makes me mad that it's happened. with rondo it's not just been a bad game or bad decisions, it's been a 7 year slow motion car accident, not all his own fault per se, but there just hasn't been any tough love dispensed or any substantive guidance in my estimation.
believe me it bothers me much more at the loss of what rondo COULD HAVE BEEN (a top 3 PG in the league, a COMPLETE game changer) than what he actually is now. in my view it is one of the biggest unforced errors in the history of the franchise- to have a player with rondo's potential and never mold it, shape it, coach it, into being THE NEXT LEVEL that it could have been.
that's on danny and doc. rondo is a smart guy. sure he should have shored up the FT and simple push-shot from 16 issues but he's smart and stubborn, probably a little egotistical. without any pressure or NEED for him to do so, he didn't.