DATELINE: RONDO ALL DONNE
Oh, you mean it’s been over for him for some time? Well, it’s now over for Rajon Rondo too.
Though many a fan may cry, “Out, out, damn spot,” We are not among them.
When Jackie MacMullen, ace reporter and intrepid figure of integrity, tells us that Rondo has let the Ainge juggernaut in on the joke: he wants out, out, out. Preferably today, not tomorrow.
Didn’t Paul Pierce say the same thing when Danny unwrapped his Xmas gifts, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, to soothe the season? A young Rondo went along for that ride and saw what they needed. Now his needs are greater.
He hasn’t seen that much in seven years. It’s almost time for the locusts to descend. Has it been seven years since that mirror was broken?
We followed Rondo faithfully, though disparagingly. We love you, Rondo. Oh, yes, we do. However, enough is enough.
You want a championship again before old age sends you packing to a fate worse than death: perennial loser.
Who could blame you?
As for the Celtics, we have a new generation of young Turks who are deluded enough to believe what Coach Brad Stevens will whisper in their ears.
You can fool some players some of the time, and you can fool some players all of the time. The time to fool Rondo is now over.
That brings us back to the refrain: “It’s over, Celtics fans. Your wish will bring us blight. When Rondo leaves, there is no one else walking through that door to save your bacon.”
Good night, sweet Rondo.