Rondo went tf off when he was asked about Ray Allen and his new book..!
Team Rondo or Team Allen?
FULL TRANSCRIPT VIA BOSTON GLOBE:
NEW ORLEANS — Rajon Rondo said he moved on years ago from the issues of the Big Three, especially his relationship with Ray Allen, so he’s perplexed as to why his name keeps surfacing in excerpts from Allen’s soon-to-be-released book “From The Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love,” about his NBA life.
Allen told several stories about his years with the Celtics, some of them involving his troubled relationship with Rondo, now a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. Allen has claimed the Celtics wanted to trade Rondo to the New Orleans Hornets several years ago for Chris Paul, but coach Doc Rivers didn’t want the prickly Rondo to play for his close friend, Monty Williams.
In another excerpt, Allen wrote that Rondo told Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce that he carried them to the 2008 NBA Finals, in what was his second NBA season. When asked about these excerpts and his decayed relationship with Allen, Rondo told the Globe he was confused as to why these stories are surfacing years later. “He just wants attention,” Rondo said. “I need actually some sales from [the book], only [publicity] it’s been getting is from my name. I need some percentage or something. His people contact my people or something. The only pub I’ve been hearing about is when he mentions my name.” The Celtics’ second edition of the Big Three has been fractured since Allen made the decision to sign with the Miami Heat after the 2011-12 season. Allen felt betrayed by the organization because they didn’t offer him an extension in the offseason and then signed 3-point shooter Jason Terry the first day of free agency.
Since then, Allen had mended fences with Pierce, as the two talked on a promotion tour in China and took a photo together last fall. Rondo and Garnett haven’t settled their differences with Allen. “Obviously that man is hurting,” Rondo said of Allen. “I don’t know if it’s financially, I don’t know if it’s mentally. He wants to stay relevant. I am who I am.