---> Again. Fake news a la Donald Trump. Not everything u hear in media is true. Rondo is a real champ. A smart player w/ balls, honest arrogance, and deep drive & passion. He elevates people around him. And he speaks his mind. And is a heck of a defender.
Where there's smoke, there's fire. Not to mention the very public and obvious Dallas issues he had. There's not 'smoke' there, only fire. That's not fake news. I refuse to argue that point to you because, well, there's no real argument to be made. He was a detriment to that team. End.
Also, you mean to tell me there's some witch hunt against Rondo? That all the dude does is win, but people just have it out for him? That he's unliked because he calls people out and just wants to win? Please. He's no Kobe. Say what you want about Kobe, but he was a winner. (Not excusing some of his other issues, which I won't go into here) Rondo won, sure, but that doesn't make him a winner. No winner has ever quit on his team like he did in Dallas.
There's something to be said about character guys in the locker room. To go off what other people were saying before you, about having Chandler and Duds in the locker room for "support" guys. Saying there is or isn't any sort of effect is just straight not knowing. We aren't in the locker room. You can argue results are a way to measure it, and I agree to some extent. But there's not many guys in the league that could have helped us to be decent the past few years. And the ones that could have, wouldn't have wanted to. I'm all FOR having those vets in here. We aren't in the locker rooms to know what they may have fixed, we only see the loses on the schedule, and IMO, that's just not enough to say whether or not they are making an impact.
My point is, we are surrounding our guys with solid character players and there's something to be said about that. There's a difference between arrogant and confident, and Rondo isn't on the side of that coin that I want on my team.