DATELINE: Sermonizing to the Converted
Rajon Rondo admitted it. “I’ve not been myself,” he told the assembled press.
Not since the Sermon on the Mount has such wisdom been dispensed. Rondo promised to whip up a fine repast and banquet with a loaf of stale bread and a sardine by next game. Thus spake Rondo as he offered his Beatitudes.
The wit and wisdom of Rondo was then spread among the faithless in a more than usually revealing interview.
Blessed are the shot-makers, for they shall have assists.
Blessed are the aggressive ball handlers, for they shall reach the paint.
Blessed are the turnover makers, for they shall return to the basket.
Blessed are those who don’t turn the ball over, for they shall enter the Kingdom of Another Banner.
Blessed are those who have a rhythm to their playmaking, for they shall have the hearts of their teammates.
Blessed are those who can make a free throw, for they shall have the confidence of the coach.
Blessed are those who consult with Tommy Heinsohn, for they shall have the wisdom of Bill Russell.
Blessed are those who believe in themselves, for they shall manage to thread a needle and score.
Rajon Rondo’s prayers have not yet been answered. No one answered Truman Capote’s prayers either. This does not look good for the most important man in the Celtics’ organization.
If you feel a wind at your back, it could be another trade rumor blowing hot and cold.