The NBA Gray Area: Rajon Rondo and Telling It Like It Is

June 5th, 2012 by Holly MacKenzie Leave a reply »

When the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics face off for Game 5 tonight, Miami will have added motivation when it comes to stopping Rajon Rondo.

Not that it needed any—here in the conference finals, there isn’t ever any need for additional firepower other than the desire to make it to the Finals—but when Rondo spoke with ESPN’s Doris Burke during the halftime interview of Boston’s Game 4 overtime victory, he added fuel to the flame.

After being asked how Boston was exploiting Miami, Rondo nonchalantly dissed the Heat, saying, “Them complaining and crying at the referees in transition.”

When the overtime affair was finished, Rondo was asked about his comments during the postgame interview. He stood by them, saying, "What I said was true. I don't take back what I said. It is what it is.”

That crazy point guard. While we’re used to seeing him dazzle us on the floor and confuse us off of it, we’re not used to many players having the bravado to lay it on the table and truly tell it like it is during a halftime interview. That’s the thing abou ...

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