Tanguay: Rondo did take a day off from being a captain

Tanguay: Rondo did take a day off from being a captain
April 2, 2014, 12:00 am
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Gary Tanguay and Chris Gasper discuss whether Rajon Rondo "gets" being a captain.

Rajon Rondo joined CSNNE's broadcast of Celtics-Bulls on Monday night for the first half.

One of the many things that was interesting was what he said about being a leader and captain.

It was especially interesting to Gary Tanguay, who talked about it with Chris Gasper on CSNNE's Early Edition.

In short, he thinks Rondo isn't practicing what he preaches.

"He said, 'You can't take a day off from being a captain.' Well, he did take a day off by staying beyond when the team went to Sacramento," Tanguay said. "He stayed in Los Angeles for his birthday when the coach the GM Danny Ainge asked him to go with the team. He took a day off as the captain. In my opinion he's not captain material."

Gasper says that Rondo may be talking the talk without realizing he's not walking the walk.

"It's one of those things where I think he hears the message, but I'm not quite sure that he gets it," Gasper said. "So I think he was repeating the message as it had been repeated to him by Doc or somebody else, but I don't think it really resonated with him that he was not doing or living out those actions."