Found September 04, 2012 on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.:
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Rajon Rondo is wrapping up a trip through the Philippines, Taiwan, and China and has been quite quotable throughout. He made a big splash in the Philippines when he declared that he wanted to be the best point guard in Celtics history. More recently, he made this statement in Hong Kong:
“It's a different season. He's going to be in all the scouting reports. I'm sure he's up for the challenge as well. He's played against the best so he knows.

“I hope he has success with the Rockets, except against the Celtics. We plan on beating the Rockets pretty bad this year and hopefully I have something to do with it. But he is going to compete and I wish him well.”
On the surface, this seems innocent enough. He wishes Jeremy Lin well but states the pretty obvious fact that teams are going to scout Lin a bit more this season. But the part that riled the Asian fans was the fact that Rondo said the Celtics plan to beat the Rockets (and thus Jeremy Lin) pretty bad this year. Lin has a big, and very loyal, following in Taiwan and didn't take kindly to the notion that Rondo wanted to beat him. Well, Rondo had a very successful trip up to this point. Hopefully the Taiwanese fans won't hold it against him for too long.

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