Scotty's Bum of the Week- Fri, 2/28/14

This week's loser is Boston Celtics point guard, Rajon Rondo.

DNP: Birthday

How embarassing.

So in case you missed it, here's what happened: After losing in humiliating fashion to the Lakers last Friday, Rondo was scheduled to be off the following night in Sacramento because it was the second night of a back-to-back (Saturday night also happened to be his birthday.....whoop dee do). So he did not accompany his teammates to Sacramento, instead he chose to stay behind in Los Angeles to throw a birthday party for himself and his family. The problem is that he allegedly did NOT receive permission from either coach Brad Stevens or GM Danny Ainge. Now, lately I've been on the fence about trading Rondo because I think if the Celtics keep him it speeds up the rebuilding process, but after this crap I want him gone. It's become obvious to me and anyone else paying attention that he has no intention of staying in Boston so they should trade his surly ass on draft night. This guy is supposed to be the team captain and that's the example that he sets? The Celtics should cut their loses and trade this guy ASAP before he walks in free acency (that WILL happen) and are left with nothing. Rajon Rondo will never "get it," he's going to continue to be an immature cancer on any team that he plays for. The Celtics don't need his sulky, sh*tty attitude undermining the culture and atmosphere that Stevens is trying to build. If he at least asked for an received permission, even though I still didn't agree with it, I would have let it go.  If it's true that he didn't ask permission and just didn't show up....he has to go. That's so unprofessional. Think of all of the captains that the Celtics have had: Cousy, Russell, Havlicek, Cowens, Bird....can you picture any of those guys pulling this crap? Even Paul Pierce who had embarassing episodes from time to time as captain (the double tech and jersey waiving incident in Indy in 2005) wouldn't have missed ANY game, whether it meant something or not. All of those guys that I just named played every game like it was their last, Rondo does not have that gene. Whatever, it's his party and he can sulk if he wants to. I have your present here, Rajon. You are the BUM of the Week!!! Blow out the candles!!!

"I can't believe you didn't invite me, bitch. Take a seat on the bench."