As the world turns, Rondo turns 26, and the Celtics take a downturn.
Inquiring minds are already at work, trying to determine what gift Thunder star Kendrick Perkins laid on Rajon Rondo for his birthday at their private party last night.
Already the NBA has given Rondo a two-game suspension for his natal day. It was the first time he received one of those-an amazing gift for a man who merely tossed a ball at a referee's labanzza.
Radio airwave wags have already hinted that Perk jumped out of a large cake brought to Rondo late last night. Another added, Perk was in a G-string, which brought smiles to the two most well-known scowlers in the NBA.
Rondo couldn't have asked for a better birthday than to end up in Oklahoma City with Kendrick Perkins. Unfortunately, the ball movement we hoped to see will happen off court, owing to the suspension.
Rondo could have gone back to Boston earlier this week, but what fun is that? The Perk party had been planned since schedules were announced before Christmas.
A few insiders have hinted that Danny Ainge's birthday present is cooking up a trade to give Rondo-sending him to the Nets to show him how much he cares.
Doc Rivers who once used porn references to bring Rondo out of his shell may be now looking at references to next season. He needn't shop for the right adult entertainment for Rondo after this year.
A week ago the Celtics of the future were to be built around Rajon Rondo. On his 26th birthday it looks like the asteroid of 2012 can't come soon enough for the Celtics fan base.
The attendance list on the surprise party for Rondo has not been released yet, but we suspect that regrets were sent by a few in the Celtics party. After all, they'd likely have to go to Perk's Okie home for the big bash.
Other wags now speculate that the party was for two, and three's a crowd, even if it is the Big Three.
Boston media is on this story like a hot coffee handed out at McDonald's drive-thru window. In which case we may not even learn if Rondo blew out all those candles on the conflagration his play has created this season.