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.
As the controversy raged Saturday over President Donald Trump's tweet rescinding the White House invitation to Golden State Warriors' star Stephen Curry, a tweeted photo recalling a simpler time for sports team's presidential visits appeared.
The nostalgic Twitter account @the_60s_at_50 posted a photo from the Celtics' visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and its principal occupant, John F. Kennedy, on Jan. 31, 1963. JFK had invited his hometown NBA team into the Oval Office for what seemed to be a spur-of-the-moment visit.
A newspaper account of the visit was also posted. The defending NBA champion Celtics were in the Washington area to play the Cincinnati Royals at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House that night and had been taking a tour of the White House when Kennedy invited them in.
All the team members were there except for star center Bill Russell, who, of course, experienced incidents of racism in Boston that were well-documented. However, Russell's absence was blamed on him oversleeping. His teammates said they didn't know they would meet Kennedy on the tour.
And yes, that's Celtics legend - and CSN's own - Tommy Heinsohn second from right. Coach Red Auerbach is next to the President on the left, Bob Cousy is next to Auerbach and John Havlicek is the first player in the second row on the left.