Rajon Rondo tweeted the other day that he is going to a $5000-per-brick fundraiser for President Barack Obama.
Some fans may be quite surprised at this turn of the screw, as Obama banks another one off the backboard.
Two years ago Rondo went to a fundraiser for Mr. Obama with five Celtics teammates and found the President of the United States pulling Ray Allen aside to advise him to teach Rondo how to shoot free throws.
The end result of this shocking presidential declaration was that Rondo went into a six-week slump. A few wags insisted that the troubles could be traced to Obama's indiscretion.
Rondo remained distressed and depressed, being a sensitive point guard. According to Shaquille O'Neal, the look on Rondo's face when he heard the President was nothing short of crest-fallen.
Now all is forgiven, and Rondo is prepared to pay up the ante to have a handshake and free throw with his president. This is sort of like the Thanksgiving turkey forgiving the Commander-in-Chief for saying he loved that cranberry sauce, but someone needed to prepare those giblets.
Rondo is no turkey, but the times they are a-changing. Ray Allen is the one gone south, and the Celtics are Rondo's team for the future.
Mitt Romney came to a Celtics game during playoffs and held up a sign "I am a Celtic." Rondo turned a blind eye to that one, sort of like when Ray Allen was open-and Rondo passed to anyone else on the floor.
If Obama loses in November, the Celtics may be facing an implosion of its point guard just as the season starts.