Wyc Grousbeck, primary owner of the Boston Celtics and occasional shaker/mover, indicated that the Celtics see Rondo as the alluring piece of the team puzzle.
The Boston Celtics want another championship banner soon, and they see Rondo as the seductive charm to bring all the right pieces together.
Whoever else remains in Boston or wants to join in 2013, Wyc has concluded the Siren of the Hub is Rajon Rondo. It will be Rondo's job to connect the lucky charms into an NBA Finals bracelet.
According to Homer, the home of the Sirens was somewhere in the Aegean. According to Wyc, it's in the Boston TD Garden.
In ancient times, the Siren was considered either a mermaid or a merman. Ethel doesn't count. Rondo swims against the tide.
So far, no one has reported that Rondo has fins, gills, or scales.
A few fans think something is fishy with his antics.
Whether he can sing the right tune to lure the best big men to Boston is not yet proven. His first job will be to keep the big man Kevin Garnett from leaving Boston.
A few others might say Rondo is Medusa, that scary creature with a head of snakes crawling every which way. You know, Clash of the Titans scary. The Medusa would turn every big man into stone. Since most of them are leaden to begin, this may not be far fetched.
The Medusa was a Gorgon, not a Celtic leprechaun. Rondo is much more impish.
Wasn't it T.S. Eliot who said aging big man J. Alfred Prufrock heard the mermaids singing? In Boston, we hope Rondo's target is Josh Smith who likes a hypnotic tune.