Rajon Rondo returned from his two game suspension yesterday, but didn’t speak… thus raising the anticipation for his gripping comments today about his absence from the team.
“I went to Mexico, couple days, watched the games,” Rondo deadpanned in his first meeting with reporters since last Thursday. “It was cool.”
And thus began the song and dance between Rondo and the media that has come to define his career. Rondo’s disdain for the process has been evident for some time. It’s not a personal vendetta against anyone in particular. It’s just that Rondo despises the constant rigmarole of the post-game/post-practice sessions. On a bad day, you get unusable, one-word answers. On a good day, you get a more playful Rondo…. which is to say he’d rather screw with people to see how he can steer the conversation.
It’s not the reporters’ fault. They have jobs to do. They want to ask a few questions… get some quotes… and write their stories. A player being an asshole is the l