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Rondo says Chicago fans are the worst

Posted on: October 6, 2011 2:12 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2011 2:13 pm
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By Matt Moore

The Chicago-Boston rivalry may be the best in the NBA. The rivalries with the Heat are too stilted, too forced, too bent on the drama surrounding the Heat without actual basketball behind it. But the Celtics and Bulls have the 2009 seven-game series which is still revered as one of the greatest first-round series ever, if not the best. You've got star power with contrast, in the form of Derrick Rose vs. Rajon Rondo, Carlos Boozer vs. Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen vs.... no, wait, no one on Chicago can shoot. But still. Throw in Joakim Noah and you've got a great rivarly that it would be a shame to lose to a lockout should we lose the year and that be the end of the Celtics' real run. 

But if you're looking for some lockout bulletin board material, here's a nice tidbit. Rajon Rondo did an interview with Red Bull after one of their events, and he went ahead and gave Chicago the love it's shown him for so long, right back.
Madison Square Garden however, does not harbor the noisiest fans according to Rondo, an honor that he says goes to the Golden State Warriors. “They got a pretty loud crowd,” he pointed out.

The most obnoxious crowd? “I’d say Chicago. Ever since a couple years back in the playoffs, me and Kirk [Hinrich] got into it and they’ve been booing me and heckling me ever since.”
via Celtics Basketball Player Rajon Rondo Stays Busy in NBA Off-season.

Rondo famously threw Kirk Hinrich into a table at one point during a scuffle, and has had run-ins with about half the Bulls. So this should come as no surprise. So Joakim Noah probably hates the Heat crowd the most, and Rondo's against Chicago's. Oh, hey, Rondo and Carlos Boozer have something in common!

This rivalry will be interesting to watch as the Bulls continue to develop under former Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau and the Big 3 decline in Boston. Somehow I'm thinking Jeff Green isn't going to be sparking any huge conflicts. But it's good to know Rondo will always have a place where everybody knows his name, even if they're following it with the word "sucks."

(HT: RedsArmy.com) 
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Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2011 12:45 am
 

Rondo says Chicago fans are the worst

Very true! I'm from Miami and flew to game 2 vs Chicago in the eastern conference finals and the fans weren't as loud as I expected, they still were better than the heat fans though, lol



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Rondo says Chicago fans are the worst

rondo is in for a shock when he goes to play in MSG next year.  Knicks may've not been the loudest in recent years only becasue after 10 years of losing every game by 30, u'd lose some passion too.  We're fired up now and he will change his tune
The building will be loud, always has been.Even in the losing seasons, but news flash..you have to give up less than a 120 points to win a game usually, so the Knicks and there no defense playing asses are going to be in big trouble.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Rondo says Chicago fans are the worst

How come all I hear are crickets?

People like this moron crack me up. He is from Michigan, fan of all Michigan based teams...with the exception of being a fan of the Lakers.People like this guy are what is wrong with sports.He probably was a Piston fan up until when they started losing again.

Those crickets you hear are people abandoning the Pistons..lol 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Rondo says Chicago fans are the worst

rondo is in for a shock when he goes to play in MSG next year.  Knicks may've not been the loudest in recent years only becasue after 10 years of losing every game by 30, u'd lose some passion too.  We're fired up now and he will change his tune



Since: Jul 6, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Rondo says Chicago fans are the worst

The Chicago fans. sit on their hands and dont make a sound.. all you here is the background music trying to get the crowd to speak.. let alone cheer. Our fans that go to the games... SUCK!



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Rondo says Chicago fans are the worst

How come all I hear are crickets?


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