The Celtics are now Rajon Rondo's team. The transition began over the past two seasons, but now with Doc Rivers in LA, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn — the reigns have officially been given to the Celtics point guard.
For the past six seasons, Rondo has been little brother to Pierce, KG, and once upon a time, Ray Allen. Now a rehabbing Rondo finds himself as the most tenured member of the Celtics, not to mention their only All-Star caliber player.
Two guys who know Rondo quite well, the aforementioned Pierce and Garnett, talked in detail about leaving Rondo behind as they begin the next chapter of their careers with ESPN's Jackie MacMullan. ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg wrote about their conversation, which will air on the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter.
"This whole transition, man, we came in as strangers and bonded as brothers," said Garnett, a person whom Rondo has previously suggested was his closest friend on the team...