Paul Pierce has come to the defense of his former teammate Rajon Rondo, and he should have his back. Pierce probably has some hard feelings for Ainge after being traded, so I'm not shocked by his comments.
Pierce also threw in his two cents on the controversy surrounding his former teammate Rajon Rondo skipping out on the Celtics’ trip to Sacramento two weeks ago. Boston’s star point guard remained in Los Angeles to celebrate his birthday with his family, despite being asked by Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge to remain with the team on the trip.
“I thought it was great he enjoyed his birthday. He said he wasn’t playing anyway. I enjoy my birthday every year. Mine is in the preseason,” Pierce said with a laugh.
Boston’s former captain continued: “I don’t see what the big deal is about it. I think everyone is making a big issue of it … so Happy Birthday, Rondo!”