Rondo talks return to Boston

Posted by C.L. Anthony on Thursday, January 01, 2015 with No comments
Friday night will see the return of G Rajon Rondo to Boston as his Dallas Mavericks will face off against the Celtics.  Rondo played 8 full seasons and two months with the franchise until the trade that sent him to Dallas this past December.  Rondo recently shared his thoughts on the return.

“Hopefully I won’t be too emotional, try not to cry a little bit,” Rondo said. “If I do, hopefully, the camera isn’t on me too much. I’m going to try to blink a lot.”

“That’s where I started,” Rondo said. “That’s where I got molded. That’s where everything happened for me. The best years are still ahead of me, but I was an all-star four times, won a championship in Boston. I can’t thank the fans enough.
“Even when we were losing 18 in a row the first year, the fans still showed a lot of support. They came to every game. When I was out on the streets, they didn’t kill me or heckle me. It was always supportive. They’re true fans. They’re not fair-weather fans. They ride it out — a Celtic for life.”
“I believe everything happens for a reason,” Rondo said. “And me playing in that situation at a young age obviously helped my career and helped my game personally, and it’s just part of it. I’m very grateful of the opportunity I had to play for the Celtics. I’m here as a Maverick now, and I’m playing with a lot of talent around me as I have in the past. So I’m just very excited to be in this situation again.
“[It’s] a little different now since I’m a veteran and have more responsibility than I did in the past. Those guys [in Boston] took a lot of the heat, [when critics] said we couldn’t win with a second-year point guard along with Kendrick Perkins. The expectation is just as high [with the Mavericks].”