In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated there was a very interesting article about Rondo and he talks openly about himself and the team
Here's some tidbits:
-He hates when stars list themselves as game-time decisions w/ certain injuries
"They just want an excuse if they don't play well"
-He hates buddy buddy before games
"We can talk in the summer"
-He LOVES winning against KIDS in Connect-Four
"I've got to beat the s---out of them"
-He talks about the reason behind the "fight" with Mr. Kardashian and the Nets
He explained that Brooklyn players were calling Boston soft before the game, loud enough to hear in the locker room across the hall. "I wasn't looking to fight...I had no choice."
-Sometimes he over thinks when to shoot or pass
"A lot of times I'll be shooting and think, Maybe I should pass", but he got good advice from Kidd "if you're going to shoot, you need to have your mind made up that you're going to do it."
-He likes to get manicures w/ his daughter
-His all-time favorite pass
Behind the back midair pass to Allen at GSW game
-He still feels like they're trying to replace Perk
-Talks about handling the Big 3 in 2007
The veterans rarely hung w/ Rondo on the road, but couldn't stop talking to him on the court. "Everybody was asking for the ball," Rondo says. "I had to keep track of all their shots. It was like, Paul has 17, and Ray only has seven, so I better get it to Ray. I got cussed out a few times."
- He's had a hand in a lot of FA signings
Rondo doesn't glad-hand anybody but claims to be 7 for 8 as a recruiter, selling targets on the benefits of Doc Rivers and a pure point guard
This article was in the February issue and very insightful on the man that is Rajon Rondo.