Rajon Rondo is back from his trip to Asia on behalf of Red Bull. Since coming back, he's been out and about and very visable. He's been interning at GQ and appearing on BET. The guys at Red Bull caught up to him and got some reactions about his trip through Asia where he met with some Red Bull King of the Rock qualifiers and held skills clinics. Rondo will be hosting the King of the Rock Tournament on Alcatraz on September 22, just ahead of Celtics training camp, which begins on September 29. This year, there will be 64 finalists from 24 countries, 23 U.S. cities and seven U.S. military bases. Here are a few quotes from Rondo about his busy trip.
He talked about how great this summer has been for him.
"I don't know how I'm going to top this summer," he said. "Asia is amazing. The people have embraced me. I had a great time, everywhere I go people are supportive and fans are crazy. They know the game of basketball. The NBA is a global game and games are televised."
He also went to the Philippines to put on clinics although Red Bull didn't have any qualifiers scheduled there.
"I did a camp in Manila, Those guys were pretty advanced, so I taught them a little bit more of my tricks and why I do them."
He discussed his excitement and expectations for this coming season.
"We re-signed Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett so it was a great effort by the organization. Jason Terry of course, as well. We don’t want to just go to the playoffs. We expect to win."
He also talked about the food and whether what he ate over there would urge him to adopt new pre-game eating habits.
"The food here was great. A lot of great restaurants. I don’t think my diet will change when I get back to the States though. Sushi was already in my diet, so that won’t change."
Rondo has certainly kept himself busy this off-season. I'm not sure if he was able to find time in his busy schedule to work on his game and his shot in particular. Hopefully he will come back even better than ever. And also, hopefully not too tired to lead the Celtics to Banner 18.