Rajon Rondo honors Boston Marathon victims with his shoes


Rajon Rondo gives away his shoes after the game. (Jared Wickerham / Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics played their last game of the season and Rajon Rondo used the matchup against the Washington Wizards to remember the Boston Marathon bombings of a year ago.

His shoes bore the initials of victims, along with the words “Boston Strong” and a marathon tag with the “41513” date of the bombings on the tongue.

The game may well be Rondo’s last in Boston and, if it is, he went out in a very classy way. After the game, he was asked about having bombing survivors at the game.

“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.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · April 16, 2014