Lee reaping sneaker benefits of sitting next to Rondo

Lee reaping sneaker benefits of sitting next to Rondo
October 19, 2012, 1:29 pm
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Sit next to Rajon Rondo in the Boston Celtics locker room and receive a complimentary pair of sneakers.

Not a bad deal.

This season Rondo's lockermate Courtney Lee has already been given two pairs of Nikes by the Celtics starting point guard. It is an act of generosity Rondo also imparted on neighbor Keyon Dooling last year.

"When I first got here, I didn't have any shoes because my Nike guy was slipping," Lee explained to CSNNE.com. "So the first couple of days I wore a pair of his and I said, 'These are kind of comfortable.' Then my shoes came in and I was like, 'I'll stick with these for right now.'"

Rondo and Lee were among the players whose neon-toned sneakers stood out on the Barclays Center parquet Thursday night against the Brooklyn Nets. The pair wore the Nike Hyperfuse 2012 highs in a green, black and volt colorway combination. Jeff Green wore the same model in green and volt. (ht @KWAPT)

Lee has been on both the giving and receiving end of gifted sneakers during his career. He has his own sneakers now, but has continued to sport Rondo's during preseason play.

"These are the Air CRs," he joked. "The 'Courtney Rondo's.'"