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Rajon Rondo may have just punched his ticket out of Chicago in the very near future after the way he completely ripped teammates Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler. Rondo took to Instagram to vent how he was feeling after Wade & Butler went in on the rest of the team after a bad loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.


In case you missed it, on Wednesday, the Bulls lost to the Hawks in Chicago, in a game where they were actually leading by 10 points with less than 3 minutes left. The Hawks pulled off the comeback and in the locker room, Wade & Butler went off on their teammates, accusing them of not wanting to play to win and not playing ball for the right reasons.

“I don’t know if they care enough, so I can’t say it is”, Wade said. “I wish I could say that everyone in here is going to go home and not eat tonight. I can’t say that. I wish I could, but I don’t know that they care enough.

Games are supposed to hurt. You’re not supposed to sleep, you’re not supposed to want to talk to anybody. These games are supposed to hurt. I don’t know if that is in guys in this locker room.

Hopefully they can prove me wrong, but I will challenge them to see if losses like this hurt. We can play bad, we can miss shots, but we’re having too many of these lapses. We’re having too many of these losses.

This just can’t be acceptable if you want to do anything besides have an NBA jersey on and make some money. That’s all we’re doing right now.”

If that wasn’t bad enough, just a minute later, Butler had this to say about the rest of the team.

All of that brings us to Rondo’s response. Wade & Butler were extremely wrong for publicly calling out their team as if they don’t have bad games themselves at times. You can’t walk around accusing teammates of not caring and then think everything will be functional moving forward.

Like him or not, Rondo isn’t the type of person to keep his mouth shut and he left Wade & Butler have it.

#RajonRondo isn't feeling how #DwyaneWade and #JimmyButler voiced their frustrations/criticism ???

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Ruthless! Sad part is what Rondo is saying isn’t false and him using the picture of himself with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce is just hilarious. Rondo will likely be the one who bears the brunt of the media attention for his reply, rather than Wade & Butler having to answer for disrespecting their guys first but it is what it is.

As I mentioned at the start of this story, I’ll be shocked if Rondo isn’t gone within the next couple weeks. This experiment in Chicago between him, Wade & Butler has never worked the way the team had hoped for anyway.