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Rajon Rondo gives Louis Corbett his autographed game-worn sneakers

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On March 6, 2014 @ 5:10 pm In General | 2 Comments

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Rajon Rondo [3] gets a lot of flak, but this was an extremely cool move. The Celtics [4] granted 12-year-old New Zealander Louis Corbett‘s wish of seeing his favorite team play before losing his eyesight to retinitis pigmentosa.

Corbett’s favorite player, Rondo, who greeted him before the game [5], made sure Celtics [6] public relations director Heather Walker delivered his autographed game-worn sneakers to the young boy. The Corbetts posted video of his reaction on their Facebook page [2]. Rondo being Rondo, he probably would have preferred nobody ever knew.

As Brad Stevens [7] said after the C’s lost 108-88 to the Warriors, “It’s the way we should be. It’s the way the organization should be. We should give back to the community. I don’t know that we should necessarily be applauded for it. I think we should just do it, and stories like that are uplifting to all of us.”

(h/t Red’s Army [8])


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[1] Post: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=686552608057738

[2] Louis' dream trip: https://www.facebook.com/louisdreamtrip

[3] Rajon Rondo: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm

[4] Celtics: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[5] greeted him before the game: https://twitter.com/celtics/statuses/441389713866620928

[6] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[7] Brad Stevens: http://audio.weei.com/ncaa/coach-brad-stevens.htm

[8] Red’s Army: https://twitter.com/RedsArmy_John/status/441692672441724928

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