DATELINE: Rajon Rondo Superstar Back Again
We returned to the thrilling days of yesteryear by watching Rajon Rondo in Mexico City.
We never pictured Rajon as the new Fred Dobbs, but there he was in the land of Gila monsters and Federales. And he was just as crazy as ever.
Yes, our former Celtics hero of three books and countless satiric barbs has gone South West. His Sacramento team, aka Sutter’s Mill, went to Mexico in search of the treasure of Sierra Madre, but instead met the mule train of Boston Celtics.
Rondo was not wearing Goldhat’s fashionplate, nor the bandit’s sombrero, but he was clearly the bad guy in this encounter. Last time he came to Boston, he dumped almost 30 points on his pathetic former team.
This night on the Gold Coast of Inca Land provided fans a different map to the treasure trove.
Oh, we miss Rondo. What a gold mine of satiric caricature. If he were still in Boston, we’d accuse him of causing cosmic radio waves from outer space or giving Charlie Sheen bad advice. Alas, he has left us in a teleportation act worthy of Mr. Spock.
For this night, Rondo only gave us a flash of his demeanor—oh, but what a supernova it was.
Receiving a double technical, he was tossed out of the game. His replacement counterpart, Isaiah Thomas, scored 21 against his former team, and Rondo had only 5 points.
Our Rajon was ejected for simply giving the referee his Rondolian Death Stare for five seconds. It was chilling. Brilliant. Astounding.
We then read his lips and were surprised our boy knew such language.
Oh, yes, we miss Rondo.