Irish Coffee: Rajon Rondo wakes up America
|06.05.14 at 12:57 pm ET|
The biggest thing we learned — other than the fact Channing Tatum may be a better Pop-A-Shot player than the Celtics point guard — is that Rondo finally made his desire for “big changes” this summer public. He’s skirted similar questions about this offseason’s supposed “fireworks” in recent interviews, so there’s that.
“Hopefully this summer we’re going to make some big changes, get the ball rolling and get back in the finals pretty soon,” said Rondo. “I know [Celtics president of basketball operations] Danny Ainge is doing his job, and I’m going to go out every summer, do my job and get better.” (Might want to work on that Pop-A-Shot game, too.)
Here are Rondo’s responses to some more questions submitted by fans on Twitter.
On defending LeBron James: “That’s a tough one. There’s really no answer to stopping LeBron. You have to stop the guys around him. He’s going to do his thing every night — some nights are going to be better than others — but for the most part you just have to stay consistent and stop the other guys.”
On NBA Finals memories: “My favorite memory of ’08 was blowing the Lakers out at the Garden for Game 6 and being able to come out in the early in the fourth quarter and start celebrating with my teammates.”
On his finals prediction: “It’s a tough pick, but I believe the Spurs will win in seven. He probably won’t be MVP, but my darkhorse who has to play well for the Spurs is Danny Green. MVP? Probably [Tim] Duncan or [Tony] Parker.”
P.S. Forget the jean vest. GMA’s social media manager isn’t doing Rondo any favors here.