DATELINE: Mercurial Garbo/Rondo at Work
We never let thousands of miles separate us for too long from our dear nemesis, Rajon Rondo.
This week, as a follow up to slurring a gay referee, Rondo took on the media itself in the form of a baseline camera confrontation.
Kick the camera seems to be the operative phrase. However, a few intrepid souls who saw Rondo’s sole insisted he nudged the camera with his foot.
The usually soulful Rondo played Garbo again, perhaps out of a sense of sentimentality, or maybe because it is the season to be jolly.
The kick-start was meant to force a ground level, baseline cameraman from NBC Sports to stop showing the pain and agony of defeat, as one of Rondo’s teammates was down on the court with injury.
De feet caused de sole to rise up in Rondo’s wrath.
Rondo may suffer from bunions and they kicked up on him.
We suspect that the oft-winner of the Garbo Temperament Award in Boston was not ready for his prime-time close-up in Sacramento.
It could also indicate that Rondo is considering a second career in soccer. We would advise him to use his head more often in that case.
Rondo may also be jealous of the attention now being afforded a new, younger star in another sport. Footman Oddsmell Beckham of the Giants would have used his helmet on the offending camera.
But, we want to assure Rondo: he still has it– from headcase to sole.