The Chicago Bulls appear to have some locker room discord that has now made its way to social media. On Thursday, point guard Rajon Rondo wrote a lengthy Instagram post calling out veterans on the Bulls, most likely Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler, who called out their teammates' commitment to winning one night before.
The message was accompanied by a picture of Rondo in his Celtics days alongside Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Here is what he wrote:
"My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn't pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn't take days off. My vets didn't care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn't blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn't have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn't change the plan because it didn't work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can't win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I'm not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don't deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it's the leadership."
Man, that is awkward. And it begs the question: did Rondo's "vets" take to social media to call out teammates? Because that's what he just did.