Feb 25, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics competes in the 2012 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
Rajon Rondo week continues as Jessica Camerato does a great job scratching the surface of Rondo's impenetrable wall in her detailed article on him. Here's a little bit of it, but go read the whole thing.
"I try to keep it even keel on the court, even demeanor, never too high, never too low. But off the court, I think I'm a fun guy to be around, especially if I like you," he said with a laugh. "I'm pretty much like a go-with-the-flow guy. I'm laidback, I'm very competitive. I pretty much think I can do anything if you put the challenge to me, so I just try to have fun while I'm doing it."
"Actually, my sister, she calls me ‘Oscar’ like the grouch because I work her a little bit," Rondo continued. "They get on me, call me a ‘divo.’ Doc (Rivers), KG, they got on me, say I’m high maintenance. I just try to fly under the radar. I just tell them they’re the same, obviously I’ve learned from guys that’s in front of me (laughs). My coach is a leader, Kevin’s my vet, so if I get it, it’s from them (smiles)."
So let me get this straight, you are laid back but competitive. You go-with-the-flow but you're an Oscar the grouch. You want to fly under the radar but you are a "divo." Yeah, none of that makes any sense, ...which is pretty appropriate considering the subject matter.