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Irish Coffee: Rajon Rondo loves him some Waffle House

08.12.13 at 3:03 pm ET
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How Chris Gilmartin only has eight followers after posting possibly the greatest tweet in history is beyond me.

According to his Twitter profile, he is an Indy born and raised insurance agent who loves him some Cubs and Colts, which explains the eight followers. But his hashtag genius here should forever change that (h/t @KWAPT).

From what I can gather, Gilley is not as big a fan of Waffle House as he is Andrew Luck, so when he spotted a Bentley in the “Awful Waffle” parking lot in Franklin, Ind., his Sherlock Holmes-esque deductive reasoning led him to discover Rajon Rondo, who can afford a few All-Star Specials on his $12 million salary.

As for whether Rondo will serve up an All-Star special of his own for the Celtics this season, mum’s been the word from the point guard all summer. Outside of a few blips on the radar screen — dominating folks in Connect Four; telling Cedric Maxwell, “I am not a coach-killer“; hosting new coach Brad Stevens at his camp; and declaring, “I would never play for the Miami Heat” — little is known about Rondo’s status entering his eighth NBA season.

We could speculate, for sure. For example, Franklin is just a 45-minute drive south on I-65 through Gilmartin’s beloved Indianapolis from Stevens’ home in Zionsville, Ind. A meeting of the minds over a few waffles, perhaps?

Meanwhile, Stevens and C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge continue to relay encouraging news that Rondo is progressing toward an opening night return against the Raptors in Toronto on Oct. 30, but former Celtics captain Paul Pierce‘s conversation with the Boston Herald over the weekend took a different stance.

“As a player, I’m selfish,” Pierce told the Herald. “I want what’s going to be good for me and the team. But you’ve got to look at the management looking at what’s down the road. If it’s up to me I would want to rebuild to win a championship by bringing players in. They were looking at the future, down the line.

“Rajon might not be here for the beginning of the year or however long he takes, so it would be tough for us to be a contender or get in a position to contend. Everybody saw that and I think that helped the decision on both sides.”

What do you know? More confusion between the Celtics and their former stars. Maybe Danny will cover this one in his book 20 years down the line, too. The lone constant has been Rondo’s refusal to stoke the flames of a media intent on burning the bridge between point guard and coach before training camp even begins.

Rondo, apparently, couldn’t care less. He’s too busy eating waffles in Indiana.

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