Let me preface this by saying that I'm a bit skeptical about this report. First, we have no idea whether this happened in his rookie year, in 2010, or this year. Also, how does he know this? Is it the ever present "sources" that use a Magic 8 Ball to predict things? Did someone in the locker room tell him? What was their motive for leaking it? Why haven't we heard this before? There are too many questions for me to take this as the gospel truth. But, I'll report it since Sheridan stated it on his blog and on a radio spot and it's out there now.
One piece of information that has not come out during the alive/dead/alive/dead Celtics-Clippers trade talks is Rivers’ motivation in wanting to leave the Celtics.
It isn’t just that he doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo.
A source close to the Celtics tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo droopped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him before the fracas was broken up.
We have never heard that Rondo was a bad locker room guy from any of the players. If he was a bad locker room guy, you would think that KG, who absolutely loves Doc and is loyal to him, would have said something. It just doesn't sound right to me. Of course, we may see more reports come out of the woodwork after this but if this is the only report out there, I'd take it with a grain of salt.
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