Found October 17, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Rajon Rondo
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Rajon Rondo has long been considered a supremely talented player who has an attitude problem. He was supposed to be the leader of the Celtics for the past few years, but there were reports saying Boston was considering trading him because he had become so difficult. He’s had several run-ins with referees, blowups at the media, and he notably struggled to get along Ray Allen last season. But an excellent column by Jackie MacMullan provides more insight into Rondo as a Celtics leader, and it suggests he finally is assuming the role for which he was pegged a few years ago.MacMullan does some excellent reporting and is able to portray Rondo differently than almost anyone else previously has. MacMullan, and the players whom she quotes on the record, say Rondo has been the glue for the Celtics’ younger players for years. He apparently was the leader of a clique of players on the team who became extremely close: Kevin Garnett, Chris Wilcox, Keyon Dooling (who retired), Marquis Daniels (no...
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