A couple of weeks ago, the day after the Celtics won Game 2 of their series against the Cavs in Cleveland, I spent a couple of hours hanging out with Celtics PG Rajon Rondo. Doc Rivers had given the Celts a day off, but instead of me going up to Boston to see Rondo, I only had to travel as far as 57th Street here in Manhattan; with a day to kill, Rondo had stopped in New York City for the day to attend the premiere of Just Wright, in which he has a cameo.
I met up with Rondo in the lobby of the Four Seasons, where he was crashing for the day, and where he was hanging out post-lunch, rocking a white t-shirt, jeans and pair of red Vans. He also had on a pair of customized Celtics headphones with the word “UBUNTU” printed on the side. We went up to his suite and, with TV One playing the background, we talked for a while, about basketball, about life, about how he got to where he is today, about playing with the Big Three, and a lot about fame and how he’s been received and perceived.