Rajon Rondo explains how trades work to reporter
Rajon Rondo certainly had *some* influence on the Celtics deal that sent him to Dallas — the Mavs wouldn’t want him if they didn’t believe he’d re-sign — but yeah, he didn’t “decide” to go there:
It was, you know, a trade.
It happens, though. Not everyone at a big press conference like that one is someone who covers the team year-round, and when you’re looking for a good quote, your question wording might get a little muddled. Honest mistake, and Rondo did a nice job taking it in stride.
These two jokers managed to contain most of their laughter: