Several decades before Rajon Rondo was born, troubadour and music legend Bob Dylan wrote a song that seems to have been a precursor of Rondo's feelings about the media.
Rondo would surely say to the press: "you've got a lot of nerve to claim to be a Celtic fan." They like to stand around grinning and report objectively each week on trading this mercurial young point guard to any other team.
And as Dylan said in 1965, Rondo could echo in 2012: "You just want to be on the side that's winning."
Radio blab masters contend ad nauseum that Rondo always lets them down. He contends the media wants to blame him for their loss of faith, but Rondo knows the media well enough to say they had no faith to begin with.
Rondo could easily sing along with Dylan: "Do you take me for such a fool to think I'd make contact with the one who tries to hide what he don't know to begin with?"
If the lyrics of "Positively 4th Street" sting sports bloggers, Rondo could prove that they say 'hello' and 'good luck,' but never mean it.
When the press gathered round him before the playoff game to try to force a sound byte for the evening news, Rondo might have quoted Dylan again: "No, I do not feel that good when I see the heartbreaks you embrace."
Dylan certainly seemed to be singing about the Boston media when he said: "Now I know you're dissatisfied with your position and your place. Don't you understand? It's not my problem."
If Rondo seemed standoffish and downright unfriendly to the members of the 4th Estate, it may be because they live off 4th Street, negatively.
As Dylan put it so well decades ago, "Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes. You'd know what a drag it is to see you."
Rondo may simply be too polite to sing these lyrics to the Boston media, (with apologies to Bob Dylan).