Did anyone catch the Celtics practice report written by our good friend Chris Forsberg over at ESPNBoston.com? If you didn’t, you should really check it out not only because Forsberg notes some great quotes in the aftermath of such an emotional win, but also for what some reporter asks Rajon Rondo in the accompanying video clip.
On the notion that LeBron James may guard Rajon Rondo in Game 5, one unknown (or indecipherable anyway) reporter asks:
“Do you take that as a compliment? That LeBron is even talking about…(indecipherable over bouncing balls and what I assume is Tony Allen goofing around)…that he’s even talking about, ‘I need to go guard Rajon Rondo?'”
Let’s think about this for a second. The day after Rajon Rondo has the most impressive game of anyone in the entire playoffs, some reporter essentially asks him if Rondo’s going to go home tonight and write in his diary about how LeBron James knows his name.
The look on Rondo’s face is priceless. Something outsiders do not understand, and something that I can really only speculate about, is that to the rest of the players in the league, LeBron James is just another good player on the scouting report. He is not the “King” and they are not “Witnesses.”
If that reporter wanted to ask a question, he should have asked LeBron after the talk got started about him checking Rondo, “Hey LeBron, Rondo is lightening quick and just put up a triple-double on your entire team. Are you sure you can even guard this guy?”
If Dwight Howard can get in a tizzy over some writer fawning over his fashion sense, than shouldn’t Rondo have broken some cameras or hurled some expletives? Anyone feeling me on this disrespect?