In a series featuring the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, it’s been Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo who has stolen the show. Both with his on-the-court play and his unique behavior off it, Boston’s Big One has quickly become the unquestionable lone fan favorite left in the Eastern Conference Finals.
During halftime of Sunday night’s Game 4 battle between the Celtics and Heat, Rondo was pulled aside by ESPN’s Doris Burke for what should have been a standard interview. She asked him what allowed him and his squad to score against Miami’s defense the way they were able to, and he offered this response:
"Them complaining and crying to the referees in transition."
Boom. Shots fired.
Following Boston’s 93-91 win, Burke pulled Rondo aside once again. She asked him about his original comments and, to his credit, he stood by them. But then, once the interview seemingly wrapped up, something interesting happened.
Check it out (if you’re in a hurry, fast forward it to the 48 second mark):
What was said there at the end? That’s up to individual interpretation.