Posted July 14, 2013

Rajon Rondo: I’ll ‘never’ play for the Heat

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Rajon Rondo declared that he would never play for the Miami Heat. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rajon Rondo declared that he would never play for the Miami Heat. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

After the exodus of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett this offseason, it’s safe to say that the regular playoff battles between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will be put on hold for at least a little while.

But that didn’t stop the Celtics’ biggest star, point guard Rajon Rondo, from firing a shot at the Heat and former Celtic teammate Ray Allen.

At Rondo’s basketball camp in Kentucky, Rondo told the crowd that he’d “never play for the Heat,” according to NESN.

Rondo’s name has been thrown around as the next possible departure as the Celtics look to retool over the next few years. In addition to Garnett and Pierce, the Celtics also unloaded guard Jason Terry this offseason in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The Dallas Mavericks reportedly engaged in trade talks with the Celtics about Rondo, and New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony wanted the Knicks to pursue Rondo in the wake of the Celtics’ other trade.

Here’s the clip of Rondo saying he’d never play for the Heat:


56 comments
Derek4Dolphins
Derek4Dolphins

Rondo is blowing smoke in an empty room..... If given the opportunity to join LBJ and Wade when the Heat were being put together Rondo would have jumped... But he WASN'T given the opportunity... and now it is highly unlikely (damned near impossible) that it ever will happen.... So... Like I said... Rondo is blowing smoke about a subject with no basis in reality... That is what punks do... shoot off at the kok holster if they think someone is listening...

Popazzo
Popazzo

This is "trending?"  In whose mind?

Joe94
Joe94

Miami Heat would NEVER consider a loser as big as Rondo anyway.He s a punk and selfish player.He lacks the CHARACTER and TEAM PLAYER type the Heat covet.He dare NEVER dream that the Heat will ever even have a fleeting interest.Too funny.

YZLee
YZLee

Wouldnt fit on the Heat anyways, takes the ball away from the playmaker Lebron.

NY NBK Far Superior
NY NBK Far Superior

Heat fans who say they wouldnt want Rondo on their team are either delusional or in denial.

UMLovesMiami
UMLovesMiami

At least he's realistic that the Heat will never want him.

SteveClodfelter
SteveClodfelter

Come to the Pacers and put us over the top. Frank just wants you to produce, he doesn't care if you're a flake or not.

Mj Oskar
Mj Oskar

I can't edit my comments. I miss ESPN boards already.

Baresark !
Baresark !

Miami Heat Die Hard fans wouldn't want this ET on their Heat team, so Rajon" ET " Rondo phone home....

Baresark !
Baresark !

Guess ET Rondo already knows he's not Heat material at the PG position anyway....Mario, will always the Miami Heat point guard.....

sulgorae
sulgorae

You know, it would be cool if he did want to play for the Heat, but we'll enjoy watching him play against us just as well.  Rondo's pretty cool for a Celtic anyways.

K.r.Qunynghamm
K.r.Qunynghamm

Thank you Rondo. The Heat would LIKE to have you, but they don't need you as much as you may think. Plus, with that sort of attitude, the wouldn't want you anyway. You play for who pays you, or you don't play, and for a real professional, not playing rots. Just ask Eric 'Sleepy' Floyd

pjsbulldog67
pjsbulldog67

Your message boards are going to be ruined soon now that a lot of the espn trolls will be coming here

captaincone9
captaincone9

Good because we don't need a point guard who cant make a simple azz 10 foot jumper .......Prick!!

JanetThompson
JanetThompson

Rondo don't flatter yourself the Heat don't you on their roster, so take a chill pill don't know who you think you are or that you or special there are better players out there than you  GET OVER YOURSELF.......

GrownMan
GrownMan

Rondo if u want to make some real noise get with Kobe an make pau a superstar!

DSM
DSM

Rondo racks up great stats, but I doubt the Heat would be a good fit, given how much LBJ and Wade want to handle the ball. It also was reported that he had disputes with Rivers.

letaro
letaro

Are any of you from Boston? Rondo's statement that he would never play for the Heat is the equivalent of a player on the Celtics from the 70s saying he would never play for the Knicks, an 80s player for the 76ers, etc. It's about the rivalry!


Tgray210
Tgray210

The heat want shooters. Rondo does not qualify.

chef1
chef1

Grow up....Your an overpriced overpaid second tier player.  Go wherever you can go because the rollercoaster ride does not last forever. Remember that.  Where are you going to be in 10 years????

amva55
amva55

We don't want punks with the Miami Heat, either.

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

Rondo is the top 5 biggest jokes in the NBA. You would think he would have a better attitude since he is a PG who can't hit jump shots. 

winshin
winshin

It's OK, the only thing the Heat really need is a 7-footer so Bosh can go back to playing the 4 full time.

pigbum
pigbum

Newsflash Rondo, the Heat don't want or need you!

JT-Havinfun
JT-Havinfun

Yeah, yeah.  And Steve Nash said he couldn't be a Laker.  We'll see where he's at by the age of forty.

lionoah
lionoah

Okay I clicked on this article, but still there should be a rule that only HOFers or great and elite players or bordeline or consensus future HOFers should be able to talk to the media. Rondo said nothing of substance here, just a few words in the offseason. Who cares? Surely not the 2-time defending champions. Surely not Ray Allen who has 2 'ships now. Celtics fans? Maybe....

Jamez01
Jamez01

Wait....did anyone ask him to join the Heat? Didn't think so.....

manhattanproject9
manhattanproject9

Well there goes the Heat's chances of ever winning a championship...oh wait. 

Mark V.1
Mark V.1

One reason to possibly, maybe, potentially like Rajon Rondo.  I am struggling for a second.

es
es

@Mj Oskar just select then COPY your original post, DELETE IT, then repost.


Granted, it doesnt help when you have replies and/or likes, but you shouldnt be editing a post somebody already liked/commented on anyway.


This way, you catch the error right away, correct it, then move on

Hampton180
Hampton180

@Baresark ! Mario is garbage, it's pretty much "insert player here" with the Heat when it comes to anyone not named James, Wade, or Bosh

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@DSM 

trust me if it was possible Wade and James would love Rondo, then it would allow them to do what they do best, that's finish, run the lanes... Mario has no anticipation with the ball he does NOT see plays unfolding.. so many times James have a guy pinned and before James releases the ball should have left Mario's hands... watch for that next time.. many times Mario cost the team / Lebron easy layups

sulgorae
sulgorae

@letaro I caught that part and that's why I enjoy statements like this.  As a rivalry like this one matures, fun moments like this are our reward for sticking with it.

@Voiceover310 He's a point guard that has lead the league for 3 years in a row now in assist, and they don't call him Mr Triple double for nothing.Stop whining you sound pathetic.

Jeff63
Jeff63

@pigbum +1

he'd change his tune if they came calling

fgalvez1965
fgalvez1965

@DogPuncher @Baresark ! Really? I've been a die-hard Heat fan since the dark days of Pat Cummings, Terry Davis & Sherman Douglas. The franchise didn't start with Riley, Zo and Tim Hardaway.