Rajon Rondo couldn't have been happy with how last night's Game 5 against the Hawks ended. From the view behind an unsuspecting camera last night, it appears as though Rondo's frustration carried over in the moments after the game.
Here's what transpired when a TNT photographer had his lens trained in Rondo's direction:
(It's impossible to know, but we suspect this is the closest this cameraman has come to facing a charging zebra.)
Now Rondo has never been the most media-friendly Celtic. In fact, he's probably the least media-friendly Celtic. Who knows how many times something like this has happened over the course of his career.
Maybe he didn't want to be filmed because he was spending a private moment with family. Maybe he didn't want to be filmed because he was hanging with the enemy, Josh Smith, who happens to be an old high school pal.
But probably, Rondo didn't want to be filmed because he just plain doesn't like being filmed. For what it's worth, his subsequent postgame press conference was just as uneventful and uninteresting as usual.
Tommy Heinsohn breaks down Jaylen Brown's impressive game against the Magic, and how impressive Terry Rozier was as well.
Well it appears that Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic wasn’t the only one who didn’t see Jaylen Brown’s powerful dunk over him coming.
Apparently, Brown didn’t see it coming either.
“It caught me off-guard,” Brown said after Boston’s 117-87 thumping of the Magic. “I wasn’t even expecting it. It happens. It’s part of basketball. It’s two points.”
The play in question came early in the second quarter when Brown blew past Jodie Meeks into the lane and took off towards the rim.
Vucevic jumped late, got dunked on and the Celtics bench went bananas!
“It gave our team a lot of energy,” Brown acknowledged.
Brown understands part of his job in coming off the bench is to make an impact with effort.
And in doing so, he senses that his teammate’s confidence him in and his game can only grow.
“I feel like my teammates are trusting me more, getting more trust from the coaching staff,” said Brown who finished with 13 points.
Avery Bradley likes what he’s seen from Brown, a young player who has shown tremendous promise.
And that dunk over Vucevic?
“You’re going to see a lot more of those in his career,” Bradley said. “He gets us going.”