The Chicago Bull are a mess as of right now. The players are saying the coach Fred Hoiberg is too soft on the players. The most recent feud between teammates Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade. Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler publicly both criticized their teammates for not working hard and that being the cause of the team not winning.
Rondo took offense to those comments and responded with an Instagram post.
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.
It did not take long for Wade to respond with his own Instagram post that has been taken down from his page.
It this just a petty war or do they both have good points? I don’t like how Wade and Butler threw their teammates under the bus publicly. All of this could have been handled in the locker room. I also have no problem with Rondo defending himself.