I am in no way someone professional in the field of basketball. I am simply a fan, a supporter of this sport for the longest time I could remember and just someone new in the NBA because this is the first season I’ve watched this league closely. So, what you’re about to read is something that’s from a fan’s perspective. From a Rajon Rondo fan, specifically.
So, are the Celtics better off without Rondo? Oh yeah, I’ve read tons of articles about this. I’ve heard different sides from the experts perhaps and I’ve seen the stats. If I will look on paper, I’d say “yes” they’re probably better without Rondo. So let’s trade him, do I hear, Knicks, Lakers, Clips, Thunders, Heat maybe, anyone? Kidding.
Now seriously, I do not consider the Celtics being better without Rondo but rather I’d consider them as a rejuvinated team. Why? Because now they are performing to the best of their capacity. I guess, what Rondo’s injury brought to the team is the thinking that their backs are not against the wall. They do not have someone depend on inside court. They do not have someone who will handle the ball and create plays for them. Now, they have to pass the ball around, shoot when they can and give a shot to every opportunities because no one will get the rebound out of nowhere, nobody will facilitate inside and probably no one will make an easy look for KG and Paul. I guess that papers proves these. Everyone is now having their fair share in the team. The Guards which the team has a number are performing well. Barbosa’s stepping up, Courtney’s running, Terry’s comfortable with his shots and helping the team with his leadership and Avery is still dependable on defense. Jeff Green is rising up to the occassion, filling in those necessary defense and offense not to mention how he has been terrific with those monstrous dunks. Ever consider being at the All Star? Paul being Paul; shooting, rebounding and now, yes, he has taken the role of being a major facilitator. KG’s still KG, doing his thing of being the defensive and aggresive player he already is. Which gives rise to Brandon Bass and Chris Wilcox as Sully is also out the entire season. The injuries brought the Celtics together maybe because of inspiration or perhaps determination to prove and hold on to their pride.
Celtics will enter the playoffs, I am 90% confident right now. This team is no joke because they have the talents. The problem before was that everything was cored to Rondo because the leadership was passed unto him, but the other guys could play. The reason why Rondo pass the ball, and is very self giving towards assists is that he wish to help his team become better with his thinking that allowing them to shoot would rather help. But, I think when he comes back, and maybe as he watch his team play right now, he’d realize that it’s not always about the passing. Rondo’s shooting has improved this season, being the 3rd in FG % among the guards and he must believe in himself that he can. He’s actually the guy that’s very unpredictable because he can just score 28’s but sometimes he’d only score 6’s. He will need to show consistency when he comes back. But, aside from Rondo, I guess the team itself was not used to the very tricky and spontaneous play of Rondo. So, yeah, maybe the usual basketball is better for the team.
I think I have answer the question already. And yes, I am definite about it. The Celtics are not really better off without Rondo. The players admit it, close games like that of the Clippers and Raptors kind of make them wish Rondo was there. And, I don’t know, I’m just up for a trade if they think that they are better without Rondo. The Celtics has a history of letting their key players be traded, remember what happened to Perk. It maybe an old story of the past but with ACL, the treatment and with the history of the Celtics actually Ainge, anything is possible. Believe me.
PS: I made this before the game against the Nuggets last night. But I still stand for my opinion. Though I must say I am impressed and admired the way Paul, Terry and KG steal that win.
I’m a sucker for that so pardon me my dearest. I just cannot move on from what happened early this morning. I am stuck in the thinking that nothing happened today and that everything is simply a nightmare. I will continue to rant or probably think about the Celtics game until such time I can finally accept the defeat. Maybe I have accepted that they lost but not the fact that Big 3 is out next season. I actually had a premonition about this. This morning I woke up thinking why the hell am I cheering for OKC when Celtics is still playing. So, that kind of leaves me with no choice for I don’t want Heat to be the Champions so yes, go OKC!
I am still in disbelief that tomorrow or Tuesday I will not be able to cheer for Boston. I will not see Rondo play for I have to wait for another season which will be next year? I am such a loser for not watching the team closely so therefore I promise that when the next season starts and at least Garnett, Rondo and Pierce would remain, I’ll watch the season as close as I can be. I am positive and still praying that Big 4 will continue unto next season because of the amazing performance the team made this playoffs.
Maybe I became a fanatic of Rondo, maybe I just became attached to him so much that I am this disappointed right now. I made some research about him and I was surprised to find out that he already have a wife and a daughter. I was just into him; a fangirl like I normally am. I think he’s amazing, and yes, he is good looking. His physique is just firm and small and when he is beside Garnett he looks like his son. He is the leader inside the court and one of the best point guards I’ve ever seen. He knows when to shoot hoops when to steal, pass or make a play for his team. He is amazing! He is someone I truly admire right now. He is someone I will continue to watch in the next, I don’t know, maybe 10 more years? Until he decides to quit. I will watch his game live before he retires. I swore to that!
I actually want the Big 4 to stay because I wanted to watch a live game featuring the 4 of them. It’s been a while since I became this affected on a sports game and I don’t know what Celtics has done unto me. I am so down and depressed. I feel so bad right now like something was taken away from me. Right now I feel bad like hell! I know I am simply a fan and why am I affected when I haven’t watched it live? But just like what Rondo said, they had it but allowed it to slip away.
I feel like in Boston Celtics it is a family. Coach Doc Rivers, I’ve never seen a coach as passionate and act as a father like the way you did. I admire the dedication of Coach Rivers. Whenever I see the Boston team, I feel like they are a big family and they all look a like just with different complexion.
I don’t know what else to say. I feel like I’m about to cry again by simply thinking of the team. By thinking of Rondo I am about to cry too, or worst by thinking that Big 3 is about to leave. I’ll miss seeing Pierce and his foul trouble face. I’ll miss seeing KG giving advice to Rondo inside the court and shoot those hooks. I’ll miss Allen making the 3’s and making a good play. I don’t know but I feel like I am about to say goodbye to someone who’s been a big part of me already. I feel like I’ve known them for so long that my heart is not ready to say goodbye. I’m having chest pain due to emotional stress, the stress that they give me for not making it and for trying but wasn’t enough.
I hate when people kept on saying that HEAT wins! Fck that. They won, I know, no need to give emphasis. Ughh. I am crying. Fuck this! I’ll miss Rondo. Rondo baby, can you just come back and play? Can everything be reversed? Can Lebron be gone and just skip the part where he shoots that 40 points from before?