Rajon Rondo has reportedly rubbed his teammates the wrong way during every phase of his career. While playing the starting point guard position role on the Boston Celtics he and his teammates were able to secure an NBA Championship in 2008 while being at odds at times. 

Rumors have leaked that Rajon Rondo has been a locker room cancer during his stints in Dallas, Sacramento, and Chicago and now that he’s found a home with the New Orleans Pelicans, he rarely makes headlines for his play or antics.

Now, Rondo’s former teammate and two-time NBA champion in Ray Allen is preparing to release a memoir entitled, From The Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love and some copies of the book have been leaked already for promotional purposes.

With some of the books already floating around the sports realm and streets, some of the more controversial content is being revealed, including a story of Rondo claiming that he carried the 2008 Boston Celtics to the Finals which featured a star-studded line-up consisting of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Allen himself.

With this information getting back to Rajon, he recently spoke with the Boston Globe and didn’t hold back on his thoughts of Allen’s intentions with the book, stating the following:

“He just wants attention. I actually need some sales from [the book], only [publicity] it’s been getting is from my name. I need some percentage or something. His people contact my people or something. The only pub I’ve been hearing about is when he mentions my name… He’s been retired for whatever years, and now he comes out with a book… People do that in that situation they need money. He should have hit me up and asked me for a loan or something. It’s no hard feelings.”

I’m so sick of talking about that Celtics championship team. Rondo wasn’t even part of the Big 3, so I get why he’s coming off like a jealous ex girlfriend. 

Description of Ray Allen’s new book via Amazon

The record-holding two-time National Basketball Association champion reflects on his work ethic, his on-the-court friendships and rivalries, the great teams he’s played for, and what it takes to have a long and successful career in this thoughtful, in-depth memoir.

Playing in the NBA for eighteen years, Ray Allen won championships with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat and entered the record books as the original king of the three-point shot. Known as one of the hardest-working and highest-achieving players in NBA history, this most dedicated competitor was legendary for his sharp shooting. From the Outside, complete with a foreword by Spike Lee, is his story in his words: a no-holds-barred look at his life and career, filled with behind-the-scenes stories and surprising revelations about the game he has always cherished.

Allen talks openly about his fellow players, coaches, owners, and friends, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. He reveals how, as a kid growing up in a military family, he learned about responsibility and respect—the key to making those perfect free throws and critical three-point shots.

From the Outside is the portrait of a gifted athlete and a serious man with a strongly defined philosophy about the game and the right way it should be played—a philosophy that, at times, set him apart from colleagues and coaches, while inspiring so many others, and lead to the most pivotal shot of his career: the unforgettable 3-pointer in the final seconds of Game 6 of the 2013 NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Throughout, Allen makes clear that success in basketball is as much about what happens off the court as on, that devotion and commitment are the true essence of the game—and of life itself