Rajon Rondo Fires Shots At His Superstar Teammates Jimmy Butler And Dwyane Wade On Instagram
The Chicago Bulls are an absolute disaster. After their latest loss to the Hawks, both Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade voiced their displeasure with their team’s performance.
“I don’t know if people care enough. … It just doesn’t mean enough to guys around here,” Wade said, according to the Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson. “And it pisses me off.”
He didn’t stop there: “I’m 35 years old. I have three championships. It shouldn’t hurt me more than it hurts these young guys. They have to want it. I can look at Jimmy and say Jimmy is doing his job. I think Jimmy can look at me and say Dwyane is doing his job. I don’t know if we can keep going down the line and be able to say that.”
“We don’t play hard enough,” Butler said, per Johnson. “This is your job. I want to play with guys who care.”
Wade and Butler’s tactic of complaining about the team’s performance to the media irked Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo who fired off an Instagram post putting both star players on blast.
My vets 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 plan because it didn't work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can't win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I'm not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don't deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it's the leadership.
Update: Dwyane Wade passive aggressively liked Rondo’s photo