DATELINE: Rondo’s Song
Wooo-boy. When at first you don’t succeed, take another shot at the free throw line.
Rajon Rondo had to issue a second apology after his first landed on the rim like a brick.
Apparently, we were not the only ones who thought Rondo, always insufferably better than anyone else, was hit with a dope slap by someone higher up (is that you, Kendrick Perkins?). He decided his comments were not playing well in gay clubs.
Let us parse: “Yesterday, I said that my words toward Bill Kennedy were unacceptable and did not reflect my feelings toward the LGBT community. Some have interpreted my comments as a non-apology, I want to be clear, from the bottom of my heart that I am truly sorry for what I said to Bill.
“There is no place on or off the court for language that disrespects anyone’s sexual orientation. That is not who I am or what I believe and I will strive every day to be a better person.”
His team, the Sacramento Kings, issued the statement, likely written by team lawyers with Rondo being force-fed words too harsh for his delicate digestion. Now, according to the statement, he is on a first name basis with “Bill” (referee Kennedy, a hard bird to begin with and not Rondo’s type).
His feelings toward the LGBT community (even in Boston for years) have been lukewarm at best, where people have interpreted his iciness as vying for the title “Snow Queen.”
If Rondo were still in Boston, we’d have another book out of this.