Rondo: 'It's what we have to do'

A very studious looking Rajon Rondo spoke with ESPN's Chris Broussard after the NBA players union rejected the league's final offer for a labor contract, saying the move is what's best for the players.

Asked about the prospect of missing the entire season, which would be a particularly tough blow for the championship-contending -- and aging -- Celtics, Rondo said, "There's some mixed emotions but this is what's best for the league, it's what's best for our players. We have to stand together. It's not about the Boston Celtics selfishly wanting to play this year, it's about what's best for us as a unit."

Rondo also said the players are "pretty unanimous" in their position, adding, "It's definitely difficult but right now I think it's what we have to do."

For Peter May's look at how the labor impasse will impact the Celtics, click here.