Rajon Rondo Honors One-Year Anniversary of Marathon Bombing With Special ‘Boston Strong’ Sneakers (Pics)
Every pro athlete should feel gratitude toward the city in which he plays. Without the fans paying hard-earned money for tickets, beer, and merchandise, they wouldn’t be millionaires. It’s just that simple. Some athletes don’t get it, but most athletes do.
I bring this up today only to provide an explanation for why Boston athletes were so affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. That tragedy shook the city to its core, and many athletes on Boston’s pro teams live there full time and shared in the fear and sadness.
That’s why many of them have gone out of their way to do whatever they can to lift the city up. World Series hero David Ortiz gave a moving speech at Fenway last year in which he proclaimed that Boston was “our f*cking city,” and just this week he wrote a nice essay for Sports Illustrated to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the bombing.
However, Big Papi isn’t the only Boston athlete honouring the victims and the city of Boston. Last night, Celtics star Rajon Rondo wore specially designed “Boston Strong” shoes for the team’s season finale against the Wizards. The initials of bombing victims were written all over, and the tag on the tongue—which was designed to look like a marathon bib—had “Boston Strong” along with the date.
In short, to borrow a colorful word from Big Papi, they were f*cking awesome.
Hat Tip – [The Big Lead]