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.
Rajon Rondo wearing shoes to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Will donate to the One Fund afterwards. pic.twitter.com/AbBAXkihu8— Abby Chin (@tvabby) April 16, 2014
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.”