Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 8/19/13
Is there any athlete in Boston more polarizing than Rajon Rondo? There is a group of people who believe he needs to go basically at any cost. That while talented he has absolutely no leadership qualities, and the next era of Celtics basketball is doomed if he sticks around. He's a petulant child they say. He drove Doc out of town, his teammates don't like him, and he's a head case who's antics (numerous run-ins with refs, fighting Kris Humphries, getting suspended in the playoffs) will always overshadow his play. And then there is another group. A group that feels Rondo is the future. That trading him now when he's the team's only All-star caliber player — is insane. They've seen how dominant Rondo can be in the playoffs and feel that while he can be immature, that immaturity is overblown by the other group and that this team should re-build around him, not without him. One thing is for certain: whatever side you're on, you aren't budging. Both sides are dug in, waiting to see...
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