Boston Celtics: 2014Marathon

Rondo's Marathon tribute sneakers

April, 16, 2014
Apr 16
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Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will sit out Wednesday's season finale against the Washington Wizards, but he showed off his ANTA-brand sneakers that honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

A snapshot from the Instagram account of Celtics strength and conditioning coach Bryan Doo:

Rondo's Marathon sneakers


The tongue of the sneakers reads "Boston Strong" with the date April 15, 2013. The sneakers feature the blue and yellow colors familiar to Boston Strong with the initials of victims covering the shoe.

Rondo was asked after Wednesday's game about having Marathon bombing survivors in attendance.

"Pretty much everywhere you go, you learn that, to Bostonians, sports means a lot to this city," said Rondo. "Our four sports are big here. It’s not just one team, one fan. It’s a collective group of guys. The Red Sox, the Bruins, the Patriots, and ourselves. We’ve taken pride in playing for this city. This was a special week for us, every athlete in the city along with all Bostonians as well. It means a lot."

SC Featured: Boston Strong

April, 15, 2014
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Sunday's "Outside The Lines" spotlighted the role Boston's athletes and teams played in helping the region heal in the aftermath of the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

“We needed to be together. We needed a gigantic church. We needed a gathering, and a gathering that brings people together, and sports are the biggest venues to do that,” former Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.

OTL: Part 1 | Part 2

(Boston Marathon Blog)

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9