Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will sit out Wednesday's season finale against the Washington Wizards, but he showed off his ANTA-brand sneakers that honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
A snapshot from the Instagram account of Celtics strength and conditioning coach Bryan Doo:
The tongue of the sneakers reads "Boston Strong" with the date April 15, 2013. The sneakers feature the blue and yellow colors familiar to Boston Strong with the initials of victims covering the shoe.
Rondo was asked after Wednesday's game about having Marathon bombing survivors in attendance.
"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."