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Rondo: 'We don't like anyone'


08:09 AM ET 11.09 | Even before they broke up, the Big Three had turned over a leadership role to Rajon Rondo. As a leader, Rondo made clear that his loyalties are solely to his teammates. Asked if he "hates" opponents such as the Heat or Lakers (a claim made by new teammate Jason Terry), Rondo suggested that he's not looking to make friends with players from other teams. "Hate's a strong word, but I agree with my teammate," said Rondo. "We don't like anyone. It's our job to go out there and win. We're not trying to be friends with anybody. I think KG shows it best. He plays with a lot of intensity. He has no friends out there on the court, and that's our mentality. That should be everyone's mentality. We're competing. There's no friends on the court."

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November 9, 2012  08:50 AM ET

"There's no friends on the court" Nuf said!

November 9, 2012  08:51 AM ET

At least be friends with the Ref would do you good !

November 9, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Different sports, but Bob Gibson and Jim Brown are nodding their heads in agreement.

November 9, 2012  09:11 AM ET

He's right.

November 9, 2012  09:12 AM ET

KG play with all his heart and so does Rondo, I have zero problem with that.

Now on the other hand........KG snarl is fake, he never displayed that in Minny, and now all of a sudden after winning a championship, this new overhaul in demeanor and attitude. No one should buy this, its fake. Those 10 years in Minny, no one remembers any of this.

Rondo is just silly and Immature, he needs to grow up, he's the Celtics new leader? Win a ring in this new leardership role. Rondo was largely ineffective and rather none descript in their last championship year.

All of this tough guy fakeness is totally unnecessary.........frauds!

November 9, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Don't worry Rondo. Outside of Boston, not many people like you as well.

November 9, 2012  09:19 AM ET


November 9, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Nobody likes Boston. Period!

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November 9, 2012  10:14 AM ET

as usual, you don't know what you're talking about, KG did the chest pumping thing, the pregame stare down the field goal post, the primal yell...the whole shebang, just less frequentily because he wasn't winning as much. maybe if you thought more about what you are saying, you'd say less...which I know we'd all appreciate.

Those picture doesn't prove anything, every player in the NBA pumps his chest, and yells after makin a perceived good play. Birdman acknowleged he has changed since winning the ring, only someone as simple as you would think it and go back to bed!

November 9, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Between the lines teammates are family. After the game I see no reason to not be friends with your peers. Especially in such a small group as a professional league wherein you have to be an exceptional athlete to even be in the club.

November 9, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Apple, we've been get'n along lately... But you mean to tell me Melo wouldn't change even a little bit after winning it all? All players do man. I don't think Jordan was the same after winning his first. I don't think Magic was the same after he won. I don't think any player is ever the same after winning.

I think all players after winning changes a tad bit, its just that KG is really overdoing it and I'm sure Russell doesn't approve of this garbage being displayed KG. William never conducted himself like that. I remember the season of the championship, Russell had a one to one with KG and told him of Celtics traditions and what it would take to be a champion. After winning that title, Russell haven't had one televised interview with this tough guy. The thing with Ray Allen was immature and utterly ridiculous. Thats the fakeness of it all I'm talkin about! As I said, I like the way KG plays on the court, but this stuff off the court and all these moronic statement and antics is outta hand and the majority of people agree with me on this.

November 9, 2012  10:22 AM ET

The Lakers Have No Love For You Too, Bro.

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