Re: When (not
posted at 6/29/2013 1:54 PM EDT
In response to atcross' comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
In response to atcross' comment:
When RR is traded I'll want to know where because, after 30+ years as a Cs fan, that will be my new team. RR is the best thing in pro ball right now. It's no accident that Kobe and LBJ are RR fans.
You, my friend are not REALLY, TRULY a Celtic fan. PERIOD. Peace!
You may be right. I may not be the kind of fan you consider a true fan. I've never lived in Boston and by rights should probably an Indiana (native state) or Denver (current state) fan. I started watching the Cs when they got Bird and pro ball started getting more TV coverage. For reasons that now escape me I stuck out the Carr and Pitino years. I cringed when Walker and Pierce were acting like children but I stuck it out. I even stuck out the year that Doc had four of his rotation injured and had to play the rooks because they fought hard and were in every game even though they were losing them all. (Btw, if memory serves that was Rondo's rookie season, not the championship year.) But there hasn't been a player I really loved watching like I loved watching Bird until Rondo. Since the advent of NBA League Pass I think I have watched nearly every Cs game except for a handful that were blacked out. A couple years I watched over a hundred games. And I have not watched a single game that was not a Celtics game. But I can tell you that when RR went down this year my enthusiasm for watching went down as well. I watched but I didn't watch all that intently. You see when RR is on the floor there is a certain artistry at work. Bird sees that. Cousy sees that. Frankly anyone who understands the game of basketball should see that. So though I may not qualify as a true Celtics fan in your estimation, I have to question whether you're a true basketball fan.
I never denied the fact that Rajon Rondo is one of the most gifted, athletically freakish, amazingly creative PGs that the NBA has had since I started cheering for the Celtics over 40-years ago at the age of 10. I'm originally from East Boston and lived crawling distance from Maverick Station. It was just a few minute train ride for me to North Station and the Garden. I grew up pretending I was Hondo and DJ and Tiny Nate when I played ball myself. I moved with my family to S.C. just before H.S. and actually made all state twice as a point guard. I had a few offers but decided to play Corner Back in college instead. Though I never played in the NBA, I did participate in random leagues and on teams as a PG with X McDaniel, and for a while with Ty Corbin while in S.C. during my adolescent years. I held my own with those who were pretty good NBA pros. I KNOW basketball. As such, I understand that the proper EMOTIONAL diposition of the player combined with the correct MENTAL approach to the game, as obscure as it is may be to the average TV viewing fan, is what truly separates these amazingly gifted athletes from one another as being just great basektball players or great, consistant winners in the game of basketball. Once in a great while, you find one that has incredible of all required aspects as in MJ, Larry, LBJ, BillR, Magic, Kobe, Kareem, The Dream, Duncan, etc.. RAJON RONDO ONLY HAS ONE HALF of this successful formula. He lacks leadership ability, composure in critical moments such as arguing with officials, maturity, and has major holes in his game, i.e. FTs and is still too streaky from 10-15ft. I KNOW BASKETBALL dude, and am a true basketball fan. Ask yourself how much you really know now about what you speak and don't just get dazzled by the prettiest of plays.......I'll say it again, you don't build a house on a foundation that has cracks in it for a reason. RR has cracks all over the place. Thanks.