This lockout, you guys. Ugh. Am I right? I’m right. It’s the worst and we all agree about it. It’s really going to throw off our entire late-fall to winter transitions when we can’t watch basketball when it’s already dark out at 6:30 in the evening and we have to watch Wheel of Fortune instead of another Hawks-Heat game. It sucks. You agree, I’m sure. I agree. We all agree.
Rajon Rondo doesn’t agree. He’s pretty OK with the whole thing. From the Boston Globe:
“This has been the best summer of my life, really,’’ he said. “Lockout or not, I’m still going to enjoy my life and do what I do best.’’
Well, I am glad for Rajon Rondo. It seems like he had a great summer. Got his elbow fixed, took some classes at University of Kentucky, hooped with some fellow Wildcats while putting a little cash in his pocket. All in all, not a bad summer. I can see why he loved it so much.
On the other hand, don’t rub it in. We’re dying for basketball here and this guy has to be all “Summer summer summer time” like he’s Will Smith and the lockout is DJ Jazzy Jeff. Kind of insensitive, considering how sad we are about this whole thing. (Also lots of people have lost their jobs because of the lockout, but that is not Rajon Rondo’s fault, so you shouldn’t be mad at him for enjoying his down time.)
You have to imagine that if Rajon Rondo feels this way about his summer, then a lot of the other NBA guys do. Who wouldn’t love flying all over the globe playing in exhibition games where people love you? If someone told me I could lay on a beach and blog while everyone applauded each and every keystroke, I would gladly accept that offer while packing every bottle of sunscreen ever produced.
And so would you, which is why it’s not a big deal that a player would enjoy being locked out. Sure, it might totally kill their bargaining position and be completely antithetical to the “act normal” instructions that the league handed out, but it’s only natural that a human would enjoy being in chill mode. Just kind of a bummer that we don’t get to enjoy it as much as he does.