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For years villains have been given the business at the Garden. When Ralph Sampson got into a fight with Jerry Sichting back in the 1986 Finals he was serenaded with boos every time he touched the ball in Game 6 when the series shifted back to Boston. In recent years, Dwyane Wade received the treatment after his cheap shot foul that knocked Rajon Rondo out of the 2011 playoffs, LeBron James has received it on several occasions, and Ray Allen heard it loudly when he defected to the Heat after the Celtics lost to the Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Villains receive the boos, so what was the deal with Rajon Rondo getting the treatment yesterday? It's not like Rondo has said bad things about his time in Boston. He's the guy setting up the 2008 player championship reunion. When the Bulls were going through chaos earlier this year, Rondo contrasted it to the great leaders he had in Boston in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

He's the opposition this series. I wouldn't expect or want the fans at the Garden to cheer for him. If you want to treat him like any other Bull and disregard his Celtics past, that's completely fine. Again it's the playoffs. Just don't understand the desire to pick Rajon out as the villain of the series. To shower him with vitriol. We got Jae Crowder, Guerschon Yabusele and a couple other spare parts by trading Rondo. The Rondo trade also opened up the door to trade for current star Isaiah Thomas. There should be no bad blood between Celtics fans and Rajon. Can someone explain why he got the business yesterday?

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JR 4/17/2017 08:37:00 PM Edit
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