Brothers part from time to time,but they usually come together again. They'll never play on the court in the same uniforms ever again, but a brotherly bond can be unbreakable. Rondo spoke about "Brotherhood" when he was asked about Kevin and Paul during an interview after joining Anta sports apparel.I think the bond that has been forged, is unbreakable. Take former teammate Ray Allen out of the equation. These three seem to be real with one another.
Rondo is more down to earth then most give him credit for. Everyone expects Rondo to be this weird guy, and when he does something normal, sometimes the reaction from others isn't pleasant. That's another story for another time. During the interview Rondo had this to say about his former teammates.
Q: When you said you felt nothing when the trade went down ...
RR: "That was blown out of proportion."
Q: So what was the story behind it?
RR: "I don't really say much and speak out on exactly what happened. I talk to Kevin all the time. I talk to P. Obviously it was different when the trade went down. I didn't expect it to happen. I had just gotten off the plane. It happens, and that's the business. I'm not going to say it was, 'forget about it'. We still talk about them in the locker room today, tell stories about how KG was, things Paul did. At the end of the day, I still talk to every one of those guys. I talk to Jet, I talk to P, I talked to Kevin yesterday. We still check on each other. It's a brotherhood. It's something that you can't break. We won titles together. We been through the fire together. It's just something for life."
Brothers share a special bond,even when it's not by blood. Friends may come and go,and relationships may drift apart,but friends that you call brothers are forever in some ways. There is something more to it, and when you travel for 6-8 months of the year with each other, and when you travel overseas with one another. A bond forms, and that's what happened with Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce. So what about Doc?
Q: What do you take away from your relationship with Doc Rivers?
RR: "I took a lot away from Doc. I still catch myself laughing at some of the things he's told certain guys, and now me being the core leader of this team, I mimic some of the things Doc has said to guys. I've leaned a lot from Doc. I tried to study his ways as far as a coach because it's something that I may want to do in the future. I have a lot of respect for Doc."
Rondo didn't say what we wanted to hear right? We all wanted something juicy. Rondo actually showed some true professionalism here. He also shared that he wants to be a coach, and that's the first time I've heard those words from him. Rondo has moved on,as he should. Bringing up Doc isn't good. Rondo took the high road, and he didn't pull a Doc Rivers.
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