Former Boston Celtic Rajon Rondo, center. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Celtics put forth an ugly defensive display Wednesday night in a 129-119 loss to the Clippers--Boston's third straight defeat to enter the All-Star Break.
But one of the more interesting stories of the evening featured a pair of former C's guards.
Celtics legend Paul Pierce had his Number 34 raised to the Garden rafters Sunday and, still, that Isaiah Thomas video tribute drama won't go away.
Before the Cavaliers traded Thomas to the Lakers, the former C's fan-favorite wanted his honor the same day Pierce was having his Boston career immortalized.
Pierce balked. Thomas relented. Then he was traded, and it was all moot.
But Pierce's old teammate Rajon Rondo hasn't let it go.
Rondo's Pelicans beat Thomas's Lakers last night. Both were ejected after a scuffle, and Thomas didn't appreciate what Rondo had to say.
"For whatever reason, he's an upset guy about me," Thomas said. "I don't know what it is, but it's fine, I can't control that. He can't bring the tribute up, I was the one that shut the tribute down. I'm far past that. I'm on the Lakers trying to figure out how to let this team win. For the things that happened today to happen and me to get ejected, that's uncalled for."
Rondo wasn't in the mood to discuss it.
"No comment, I said what I said, that's it," Rondo said.
Rondo had previously said players in Boston aren't celebrated for reaching the conference finals.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports