Found February 04, 2013 on Celtics Life:
After last night's win over the Clippers pushed Boston to 4-0 since their All-Star point guard went down, Courtney Lee was asked if the Celtics were better without Rajon Rondo.  Here's his response: “I wouldn’t say that all. Rondo’s an All-Star. Any time you can add an All-Star to your team, your team is going to be better, so we definitely miss Rondo. We don’t look at it as we’re better off without Rondo, I think we came together and we’re playing hard for Rondo.” Hopefully these comments may put to rest any potential lingering issues from the Lee/Rondo "controversy" brought about by Grantland's Zach Lowe.  Below is the complete interview from Lee, thanks to WEEI's Ben Rohrbach. Follow Mark on twitter @LucidSportsFan
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