When Rajon Rondo speaks, everyone listens-more or less.
In his first major interview since tearing his ACL and finding himself out in the cold and out for the season, Rondo spoke to ESPN, knowing his words will be parsed with all the interest of cracking the Bible Code.
With a mere few games left in the season, Rondo admitted that he tries not to listen to the fan chatter too much, though he managed to hear every incendiary word spoken about how the team was better off without him.
He admitted he still talks to Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge, though he isn't listening to them too much either.
A man who knows bodies, Rondo revealed that everybody is different, and every body is different too. He felt his injury varies day to day.
Alas, nobody said anything to him for weeks about when he'll come back or even play. Since the team plays better without him, everyone is recommending he take his time.
The point guard admitted too that he is in a place where he is okay with his injury. That means in Rondo-speak that he is spending a great deal of time on the beaches in Florida.
Finally, Rondo told ESPN that his teammates are like his brothers, from Abel to Cain. For the most part, he noted he is still a member of the Boston Celtics.