- Chris Forsberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said he didn't put on a hard sell on Kevin Love when the two NBA superstars crossed paths Sunday at Fenway Park, but acknowledged that the Timberwolves forward is the sort of player that could help restore Boston to contender status.
Rondo, meeting with reporters Monday at the Celtics' training facility after watching the team work out 12 draft prospects, said his meeting with Love was brief and he held off on making a sales pitch on why Love should be in green.
"No, the only pitch that was thrown I think was [Boston Red Sox pitcher] Jon Lester, he threw out a couple pitches," Rondo joked. "I didn't pitch anything. I just told [Love] to enjoy his time here."
Love caused a stir among Celtics fan this weekend by making an unannounced trip to Boston, where he fraternized with some of the city's biggest sports stars. That culminated Sunday, when a fan named W.B. Hames tweeted a photo of Rondo and Love exchanging pleasantries outside Fenway's EMC Club.
Rondo had fielded questions about his offseason for less than a minute Monday when the conversation swung to Love, causing the point guard to quip, "You get right to it, huh?"
Rondo playfully added: "I talked to Kevin for about 39 seconds. It wasn't too long. We didn't talk a lot."