When asked about the commotion caused by his skipping the trip, he said: ďI haven't really read much about it. Heard a lot of comments. Nobody knows the story,Ē he said. ďYou guys keep making up every story you guys possibly can. It's my business. Not yours."
Rondo said he is accustomed to the trade rumors, and perhaps Saturday's celebration was as much about remaining a Celtic as it was for his birthday.
"Itís pretty much the same. I think this trade deadline was the most Iíve been in trade talk, pretty much up to the deadline but itís not always a bad thing,Ē he said. ďSomebody wants you. You can look at it two ways. I donít really choose to let it bother me. I try to continue to go out there and play as well as possible while Iím a Celtic."
Rondo said he enjoys being the team leader.
"I think this year is bigger than most but the past three or four years, me being the point guard on the floor, the extension of the coach, I've been the leader since I've been here," he said. "Everyone has their own opinion. Iím going to go out every night and play as hard as I can. Thatís all I can do. Thatís the only thing I can control is how hard I play for my team and for myself."