Found July 03, 2013 on Red's Army:
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I am, for the sake of the next thousand words or so, going to take Danny Ainge at his word and assume Rajon Rondo will be back next season.There’s no way, though, to know exactly what Rajon Rondo we’ll see whenever he does return. We can have whatever debates we want about Rondo.  To some, he is an enigmatic genius whose on-court prescience and mastery of angles make him a uniquely talented star capable of the un-explainable.  To others, he is a moody, short-tempered, and self-centered malcontent who rises to only the most-watched occasions. To some degree, he has earned both reputations.  Neither side can outright deny the other has at least some basis for its argument, they simply believe their particular view of him overrides the other’s. But none of that could matter in a few months. All of our beliefs, even the most steadfast, staunch cornerstones of each of our arguments for and against him, are at risk of being rendered null and void because Rajon Rondo will be entering a sea...
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