DATELINE: Celtics Not the Patriots
You know Malcolm Butler wants to be traded.
On the same day he signed his $3.9 million tender contract with the Patriots, he went to the Boston Celtics playoff game in town and sat behind the Celtics bench.
Followers of NBA basketball know that this has been an emotionally distressing week for the team. Star scoring machine and tiny tot superman Isaiah Thomas has been playing despite the death of his sister in Washington state after a car accident.
The courage and determination of Thomas may serve as inspiration for most to do their job: the Belichick mantra.
Butler who has tried to orchestrate a trade out of town—and may be setting himself up for a permanent trip to nowhere else sat behind the grieving Celtics.
Butler found himself making disparaging comments to the Celtics players. What??
The Patriots have maintained a “we’re all in Boston together” attitude for years. You always expect Patriot stars to be cheerleaders for their other sports counterparts.
Butler really does want to leave town when he knocks the Celtics and sits next to them during a hideous playoff game. The only other player to do that during the game was Rajon Rondo, one-time Celtics legend, now shilling brilliantly for the Chicago Bulls as their star point guard.
Rondo looked glorious in his black Bulls outfit and creamed the Celtics with his masterful passing and near triple double.
Perhaps Butler thinks Rondo is still wearing green.
Perhaps Butler is preparing to refuse to go to the White House to meet with President Trump, set to honor the Patriots.
In the meantime, the hapless Celtics were kicked when down by a soon-to-be ex-Patriot. It’s okay, fans. An ex-Celtic is kicking the hapless Celtics into the ground too. Rondo spent the weekend walking around Boston, signing autographs and wearing prison-stripe black & white pajama bottoms to the game.
We still love Rondo even if he never goes to Patriot games anymore. We aren’t sure about Malcolm Butler.