There was a bit of a Super Bowl media day type of environment surrounding the Celtics and Kings in Mexico City yesterday:
Buenos dias y bienvenidos a la Ciudad de Mexico. 9:30pm Celtics y Kings @985TheSportsHub #GrandeAndMax-ico pic.twitter.com/tkqQOyyDQO— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) December 3, 2015
This led to a variety of unusual and comical interactions between the players and the press:
Mexican reporter asked Isaiah Thomas about NBA heydays of1980s when his father Isiah played. Thomas politely answered the question #Celtics— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) December 2, 2015
@CelticsLife That it was a fun environment in Mexico City. Nicely didn't correct the guy.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) December 2, 2015
@boogiecousins lifts Mexican luchador @Mascaritasagra5 after practice @ #MexicoCityArena @mr_jasonjones pic.twitter.com/DfEawh36bd— Hector Amezcua (@sacbeehector) December 3, 2015
Female TV reporter offered to make tacos for Rondo. Looked like he was going to take her up on it.....— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) December 2, 2015
Here's a video of Rondo's interview via the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn, with the taco conversation coming after the three-minute mark (breakdown to follow):
One, great move by the woman to get his attention with her microphone (2:04). Two, an excellent lead-in question (3:10): "Have you taste tacos?" And three, nicely done by Rondo to follow up/flip the script with "Do you make tacos?"
"Y'all mind if I have a one-on-one?"
The look he gives Washburn (3:40) and the "What's up Gary?' at the end are also pretty spectacular.
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