“It will be a long story about that, but it is what it is,” Rondo, who plays for the Chicago Bulls, told The Undefeated. “I don’t know a good analogy to put this in. It just wasn’t the greatest separation. It wasn’t the greatest thing that could’ve happened to us as a team, a bond. We were at war with those guys [Miami]. To go with the enemy, that’s unheard-of in sports. Well, it’s not so unheard of. It’s damn near common now. “The mindset we had. The guys on our team. You wouldn’t do anything like that. It makes you question that series in the Finals … Who were you for? You didn’t bleed green. People think we had a messed-up relationship. It’s not the greatest. But it’s not just me. I called and reached out to a couple of other vets and asked them what they wanted to do with the situation. They told me to stick with what we got [without Allen].”
October 18, 2017 | 1:55 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: The team suspension of Bobby Portis Jr. has different ramifications with regards to the Bulls roster. Portis Jr. will be moved from the active/inactive list to the suspended list after the Bulls third game, October 24 at Cleveland. A suspension by the NBA would have resulted in Portis Jr. remaining on the active/inactive list for 5 games and moving to suspended list after the Oklahoma City game on October 28. The Bulls can sign a player while Portis Jr. is on the suspended list.
Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck wants his team to be legitimate competitors with the Golden State Warriors, “Within a couple of years,” he said in an interview on 98.5 the Sports Hub Monday. In a wide-ranging interview that covered everything from the Kyrie Irving trade to the future of the NBA’s business model, Grousbeck was measured in his expectations for his reformed team this season.
But Gasol indicated Domingo realized his fundraising efforts for hurricane relief would be hurt if the concert were held the same day as the Spurs opener. Domingo planned to donate proceeds from the concert to the American Red Cross Natural Disaster Relief Fund to support victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Irma in Florida.