There is a narrative that says Rajon Rondo isn't the easiest player to coach or play with. He's got a bit of an independent streak, no question. But Rondo commands respect from around the league because everyone can appreciate a competitor of this degree. We learned over the weekend that the Celtics point guard suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. The Celtics aren't too much of anything without Rondo, but Doc Rivers won't sign off on the prewritten eulogy.
The reaction on Paul Pierce's face when Doris Burke mentioned it, though:
Meanwhile, the NBA shows its love:
Gotta give well wishes to Rondo. One of my fav players in the world. My prayers r with u lil bro. I'm here if u need me #respect— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 28, 2013
Tough one today! On to the next one. Hated to hear the news on Rondo though! Don't wish that on no one. Get back healthy— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 27, 2013
Injuries ain't sh*t. Hate seeing Em.. Wishing the homie @rajonrondo a healthy recovery.— Daniel Gibson Sr. (@BooBysWorld1) January 27, 2013
Man I don't wish injury on no one. Smh!— BRANDON JENNINGS (@justryod3) January 27, 2013
Prayers going up for Rondo.— BRANDON JENNINGS (@justryod3) January 27, 2013
Prayers to Rondo man, terrible seeing a great player go down.— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) January 27, 2013
Tiger Woods is expected to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines today. He basically owns that course.
Should Tiger hold on to win today, would be his 8th at Torrey & 1st time in history anyone's won that much at one site. es.pn/YbSCzv— Ty Wenger, ESPN (@TyWenger) January 28, 2013
He's also not escaping these Lindsey Vonn rumors for even a second.
Michigan is ranked No. 1 for the first time since the Fab 5 was on the court in 1992.
The cops caught up with the guy who hit Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams upside the head with a champagne bottle in Hawaii just a couple of days before the Pro Bowl, but it's still unclear how the beef got started. All we can tell for now is the dude owns a pest control service and he's got six felony convictions on his rap sheet.
Bernard Pollard tells CBSSports.com that he doesn't believe there will be an NFL in 30 years because of all the efforts to "make the game safer" while the players get bigger, faster and stronger.
Gregg Williams has the attention of the Tennessee Titans.
Highlights from Sunday's NBA action:
Three people have been arrested following the Brazil nightclub fire that reportedly killed 231 people.
Boy Scouts might start letting in gay members.
T.I. and Trae drop in on Sirius XM.