The NBA All-Star reserves have been announced and they feature some big-time star power.
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One night after Chicago Bulls veterans Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade lit into their teammates about effort and playing unselfishly, veteran point guard Rajon Rondo had his own pointed response for his All-Star teammates.
“My veterans would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn’t pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn’t take days off. My vets didn’t care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn’t blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym.”
“They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn’t have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn’t change the…