Rudy Gay believes Rondo will come back ‘Stronger than ever’

Good buddies competing hard. Courtesy of:
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Most NBA players these days are private people, even more so for Boston Celtics players. Kevin Garnett is one of the most private and quiet players off the court in league history, and it appears to have rubbed off on Rajon Rondo. Rondo has had a pretty tumultuous eight months since his knee injury and hasn’t shared much of his feelings about it at all to the public besides your standard media interview answers. His good friends have his back and haven’t divulged much either, especially good friend Rudy Gay. Gay, who had Rondo in his wedding party over the summer, refused to give up any nuggets about Rondo:
“If he’s not telling, then I’m not telling,” said Gay, who just finished scoring 17 points on 11 shots in an efficient 23:12 during a 97-89 victory against the Rondo-less Celtics in Boston. “He’s working his hardest to get back. He’s not the type of guy to take a day off. He’s worried about the team, and he’s worried about himself.”

As most of us expected, it’s confirmed that Rondo is doing whatever it takes to get back but how will he fair without future hall-of-famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett? Gay thinks he’ll come back and be the leader that Boston deserves and needs right now:
“I think all of us know what kind of a player Rondo is,” said the former UConn standout. “He’s the setup guy. He’s the guy. He’s the coach on the floor. So, if that’s not the guy, then I don’t know who is. Even when KG and Pierce were here, he was that setup guy, the coach on the floor, so Rondo’s definitely going to assert his will.”

“He’s a tough guy, man. He’ll be back, and he’ll be stronger than ever. I wouldn’t put that past him at all.”

Boy I hope your right Rudy, the future of this franchise is on Rondo’s shoulders… but if he doesn’t come back till the 2014-2015 season than that’s okay too. #RigginForWiggins

Courtesy of Green Street Celtics Blog

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