HoopsHype Rajon Rondo rumors
That means he'll miss the first few weeks of the season . . . or will he? "Hopefully I won't miss any games this year," Rondo said in an exclusive interview with CSNNE's Mike Gorman. "Lord willing I heal correctly and I'll be back in no time. "They're telling me 6-to-8 [weeks]. But that means nothing to me." Gorman then asked if Rondo would be a possibility for Opening Night at the end of October. "Always," Rondo said. CSNNE.com
Rondo again said he wants to remain in Boston. While he has been a polarizing figure among fans for several years, he has become somewhat comfortable, evidenced by his spending most of the summer here instead of his native Kentucky. “The fans, the people here, make me want to stay,” said Rondo. “The organization has been great. I can’t say enough about Danny and [majority owner] Wyc [Grousbeck]. When I walk down the street, the fans embrace me from Day 1. Even when we won a championship, people don’t just appreciate us winning. It’s more of a thank you. It’s a love for the game. These people here know the game and they care for it. They know when you’re not playing as hard as you can. The love I get is kind of overwhelming in Boston. Why wouldn’t I want to stay here?” Boston Globe
The 27-year-old also downplayed the speculation that the injury may have occurred at a local trampoline park he was spotted at last Thursday night. “My daughter’s birthday was last Wednesday. I think the video that got out was of me at the trampoline park on Tuesday. I took my daughter, who had a birthday that week, to a trampoline park Tuesday. Sky Zone, I think. I did jump. I learned some new tricks with my daughter, had a lot of fun." Rondo continued: “Thursday came, I took my kids back to a trampoline park in Billerica. [The workers] there were really nice, they let me in for free, so that was good. Then I went home, and that’s when the incident happened. It didn’t happen at the trampoline place.” Boston Globe
Danny Ainge said the team has no doubts about Rondo’s story. “I went to visit Rondo at his home the other day. I have no reason not to believe Rajon. I’ve been with him for eight years and he’s never lied to me that I’m aware of.” Boston Globe
Jessica Camerato: Rondo says injury was not trampoline park-related, it happened in his home. #Celtics Twitter @JCameratoNBA
Ben Rohrbach: For what it's worth, a pair of Altitude Trampoline Park employees now saying Rondo did not suffer injury there. pic.twitter.com/TpAc5Svokf Twitter @brohrbach
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