Originally written on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Rajon Rondo isn’t an unnecessarily cheery guy. I’m not saying he doesn’t smile or that he never seems happy, but he doesn’t really ever come across as the kind of person who would help make the locker room a more vibrant place, certainly not after a loss like tonight’s. So when I say “Rondo seems even more depressed and subdued than usual,” please understand it’s not that he’s being a jerk, it’s just that he’s an incredibly competitive player and losing makes him subdued. Also, I’ve seen cheerier morgues than that particular media scrum.Of course, Rondo has plenty of reason to feel that way. 0-2 is no death sentence, by any means, but it’s never easy to lose and it’s CERTAINLY never easy to lose at home to an inferior team. The Celtics are performing well below the assembled talent level of the team and as the director of an underperforming team, Rondo must feel not only frustration, but a certain amount of responsibility for the team’s struggles. That would be enough to make me uninterested in giving reporters any quotes that are worth using.Anyway, with a hat tip to CelticsHub, here’s Rajon Rondo postgame:Just three quick thoughts:How frustrating would it be as a reporter to wait your turn in the media scrum, ask a perfectly fair (if generic) question and have Rondo just stare you down with a blank look before turning away? Answer: very frustrating and probably a little frightening.Rondo isn’t exactly inspiring a lot of confidence in the team’s chemistry, particularly defensively. Do you guys trust each other? “I don’t know. I mean, we say we do [trust each other], but on the court it shows.” Yeeeeeeesh.The easy way to explain away tonight’s loss would be to say that the Celtics just don’t care during the regular season, and maybe that’s true. But I have a hard time listening to this interview and thinking that winning is a question of desire for this team.Follow Tom on Twitter: @Tom_NBA.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Chargers keep playoff hopes alive with comeback win

Robin Lopez responds to Khloe Kardashian dating rumors

Report: Jermaine O'Neal 'intrigued' about joining Mavs

Report: Robert Griffin III likely to return to Redskins

Izzo criticizes coaches, players after embarrassing loss

Report: Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Is Rampage Jackson heading back to the UFC?

WATCH: DeSean Jackson mocks Eagles after win

Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is the future of the NFL

Report: No NFL team is moving to Los Angeles in 2015

Report: 49ers looking for young, offensive mind as next coach

Sheldon Richardson: I'm on the same level as JJ Watt

Dan Mullen wears funny 'Christmas Vacation' sweater

WATCH: Redskins FB gets in Eagles fan's face after TD

WATCH: Utah runs trick play on first offensive play of game

Mick Cronin misses game with unruptured aneurysm

Steve Alford: Kentucky is best team I've coached against

Peyton Siva jokes that Rick Pitino is in the mob

WATCH: Montrezl Harrell ejected for throwing punch

UNC wearing Jordan-era throwback uniforms

Brian Kelly: Justin Brent gets 'distracted,' is in my doghouse

Five free agent signings that should happen in 2015

Reporter asks Rajon Rondo awkward question about trade

Video: Swaggy P elbows Steven Adams in throat, gets ejected

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Mullen wears funny Christmas sweater

RG3 returning to Redskins?

Tom Izzo hot after bad loss

Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: DeSean mocks Eagles

Vick: Winston is the future of the NFL

No NFL team in LA next season?

UNC rocking Jordan-era throwbacks

Reporter asks Rondo awkward question

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.