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ko8e24
02-03-2010, 02:22 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nba/news/story?id=4883285

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo hinted after last week's loss to the Atlanta Hawks that some changes needed to be made in the Boston locker room, but are there issues also growing behind closed doors in Boston?

"We gotta make a change and do something about it quick," Rondo said after the Hawks capped a four-game season sweep of the Celtics on Friday at Philips Arena. "Not a trade or anything, but just making some changes in the locker room, amongst ourselves. Every guy has to look in the mirror and hold themselves accountable."

Asked to elaborate his thoughts this week, Rondo went further, suggesting to the Boston Herald that some players might have individual agendas.

"I can't really elaborate on it too much, but I think we've just got to be a team with no agendas," Rondo told the paper. "We've got to play unselfish, you know? That's on defense and offense. You've got to want the best for the next man out there regardless if you're in the game playing well or you're out of the game not playing well."

Asked if he and the Celtics had tried to clear the air on this, he said, "We haven't really been talking about it, but you've just got to know.

"In the locker room, you can feel it," Rondo added. "You don't feel like it's the same continuity and camaraderie in the locker room as it was the first year. The first year, it was a crazy spirit in the locker room. But now it doesn't feel the same. It's not the same right now. We've got to find a way to get that back somehow, some way."

For his part, Celtics center Kendrick Perkins stressed after Sunday's loss to the Lakers that the players in Boston's locker room are behind each other more than ever.

"I don't think it's anything," Perkins said. "I know a lot of people are turning their backs on us, which is cool, that's fine with us. We just gotta keep believing. Everybody's got to be accountable for their actions . . . Don't point the finger, everybody look at themselves in the mirror and go from there.

"We're cool, we real cool. There's no beef. Guys still talk, laugh, joke -- we've all got each other's back. That's one thing you don't have to worry about in this locker room, especially with [Kevin Garnett], Paul [Pierce], Ray [Allen], and [Rasheed Wallace] in here. Guys will stick together."

Raph12
02-03-2010, 02:42 PM
I think the Celtics' pride took a big hit these last two weeks, don't see KG pounding at his chest and talking trash anymore now do you.

sixerfixer
02-03-2010, 02:48 PM
Individual Agendas ?,,BOY, he's one to talk. Rondo is a little trouble-maker.
I remember a year ago when he was proclaiming that HE..was the leagues best PG, and deserved the most money of any PG.



Dude is a whiney little Punk!!

BTownTeamsRKing
02-03-2010, 02:48 PM
I think the Celtics' pride took a big hit these last two weeks, don't see KG pounding at his chest and talking trash anymore now do you.

he still does it before games and im sure tonight will be no different. thats how he gets up for the game. idk why people care so much how he gets himself hyped up to ball.

magichatnumber9
02-03-2010, 02:50 PM
I think the Celtics' pride took a big hit these last two weeks, don't see KG pounding at his chest and talking trash anymore now do you.

You don't have the right to do that **** when your team is sucking.

mikantsass
02-03-2010, 02:51 PM
For what its worth Sheldon has said the same thing

Gibby23
02-03-2010, 02:53 PM
For what its worth Sheldon has said the same thing

Who on that team would have their own agenda?

TheWatcher34
02-03-2010, 03:08 PM
since Rondo, Pierce, Sheldon and Perk are the ones who made it public, it can't be them.

dominater6192
02-03-2010, 03:53 PM
Individual Agendas ?,,BOY, he's one to talk. Rondo is a little trouble-maker.
I remember a year ago when he was proclaiming that HE..was the leagues best PG, and deserved the most money of any PG.



Dude is a whiney little Punk!!

Agreed

Tony_Starks
02-03-2010, 04:02 PM
Poor Celtics! I so looked forward to beating them this year.......




AHHHH WELL!

NickyNick
02-03-2010, 04:08 PM
ohhhh snap another celtics thread!!!!

why were you on espn boston anyways?

Gibby23
02-03-2010, 04:20 PM
ohhhh snap another celtics thread!!!!

why were you on espn boston anyways?

The headline is one of the top stories on ESPN.com.

smith&wesson
02-03-2010, 04:34 PM
Why is he going public with this ?? doesnt that cause more problems ?

TheWatcher34
02-03-2010, 04:38 PM
whatever it is, just dont bring any guns...

lakerboy
02-03-2010, 06:56 PM
Wow, you can't go public with this stuff. Even Pau was very conscious in going public.