By now you've heard this one:
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers would be "very, very surprised" if Kevin Garnett, resting a sore right knee, isn't playing in the opening game of the playoffs.
But perhaps you haven't seen this one yet:
“He’s a human first,” he said. “I hope he gets better. I hope he doesn’t rush back just for the playoffs. His injury is pretty serious, so it could probably end his career. He probably has three or four years left, so we want to make sure he has three or four years left and doesn’t come back too soon and have to retire early.”
I don't think Rondo is playing doctor so much as he's showing concern for his fellow teammate. But I thought I'd pass it along just the same.