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Doc: Early All-Star snub bothered Rondo

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09:04 AM ET 02.23 | What's gotten into Rajon Rondo? Doc Rivers [on Wednesday] confirmed what [Rondo] has been keeping to himself the past two weeks. Rivers said Rondo was bothered by being left off the All-Star team, and it led to a noticeable increase in his production and perhaps his two-game suspension. ... [Rondo] has been the Celtics' most consistent player this season. But when the All-Star rosters were announced Feb. 9, New Jersey's Deron Williams was chosen as a reserve instead. Rondo responded with 5 points, 7 assists, and 5 turnovers in a bizarre performance Feb. 10 against the Raptors. After the game, he said he wasn't bothered by the omission, but his pain was apparent to Rivers.

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February 23, 2012  09:08 AM ET

First?

February 23, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Like i said.... Rondo needs to get his head in the game.... the all-star game is pointless...

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February 23, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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True Dat - But he is one of the top PG's in the league and getting overlooked is bogus.

I Agree.... But you don't get upset.... You play like you deserve to be an all star... Example: Last year's Prime Snub, Lamarcus Aldridge.....

February 23, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Rondo will Dominate the second half of the season....

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February 23, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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Yup - He's showing immaturity still.

He Will Grow.... Almost every great player at some time has shown some immaturity.... I Believe rondo will grow....

February 23, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Said that twice...

February 23, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Rondo is a great player, but he takes things too personally. He cares too much.

February 23, 2012  09:28 AM ET

If anyone doesn't understand why I'm beginning to think that maybe Rondo isn't quite the keeper people think it's little episodes like this that should help.

Grown up, man! Pouting and hiding in a corner because you didn't get your way is kind of stupid and makes you look like a head case... which I think you are!

February 23, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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Rondo will Dominate the second half of the season....

We were the hottest team in the NBA without Rondo... he's back and things have gone to ****.

I'm becoming less and less the Rondo fan.

February 23, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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If anyone doesn't understand why I'm beginning to think that maybe Rondo isn't quite the keeper people think it's little episodes like this that should help.Grown up, man! Pouting and hiding in a corner because you didn't get your way is kind of stupid and makes you look like a head case... which I think you are!

Give Him some time.....

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February 23, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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We were the hottest team in the NBA without Rondo... he's back and things have gone to ****.I'm becoming less and less the Rondo fan.

LOL!!! rondo's the best player we have on this team and one of the Top PG's in the league..... there's many issues with the team that need to be fixed, but rondo's not the problem....

February 23, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Rondo has declined somewhat. Anyway, he's got his ring. Who cares about the All Star game?

I don't think he's declined..... i think he's getting used to the fact that the big 3 are fading and he's going to have to be more productive in scoring....

February 23, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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I don't think he's declined..... i think he's getting used to the fact that the big 3 are fading and he's going to have to be more productive in scoring....

You wouldn't know that looking at his FG and FT attempts.

He still sucks royally

February 23, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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You wouldn't know that looking at his FG and FT attempts.He still sucks royally

Well to be honest i haven't seen his FG or FT attempts.... but i bet his percentage is High

February 23, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Rondo main problem with getting overlooked in the all star game is competition. When Derrick Rose and Darren Williams are both in the east what chance do you have to make the team as a PG? there are only 12 all stars and normally they don't have three point guards.

February 23, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Don't Come To LA, Bro.

 
February 23, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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Grown up, man! Pouting and hiding in a corner because you didn't get your way is kind of stupid and makes you look like a head case... which I think you are!

This is at least the 3rd time outside stuff has affected his game ... I agree, it is time for him to mature. (happened with the Perkins trade and rumor about Paul trade also)

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