"My vets would never go to the media."
After the Chicago Bulls' loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, both Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler called out their teammates when speaking to the media.
Speaking of his teammates, Dwyane Wade said, "I don't know if they care enough." Adding, "It has to change. It has to hurt inside to lose games like this. This shit should fucking hurt."
Butler said, "Mother fuckers just got to care if we win or lose."
Those comments didn't fall on deaf ears and last night Rajon Rondo decided to put in his two cents, calling out both of the Bulls' veterans in the caption of an instagram post that pictures Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce during their Celtics' days.
The caption read;
"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."
The Bulls will be back in action tonight against the Miami Heat, they have lost six of their last 10.