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Rajon Rondo took public transportation to TD Garden for home opener (photo)

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Rajon Rondo may be a millionaire several times over, but that does mean he doesn’t recognize that the city of Boston has a brilliant public transit system.

The Boston Celtics point guard, who apparently was a “nap time” decision for actually playing in Wednesday night’s season opener against the Brooklyn Nets, was photographed in an Orange Line station Wednesday afternoon in Boston.

When asked about how he got to the arena by reporters, Rondo attempted to sidestep the question before fessing up in a way once confronted with evidence that he utilized public transportation (via Boston.com):

Reporter: Did you ride the T to the game?
Rondo: No.
Reporter: There was a picture of you on the T.
Rondo: Oh, is that right? Then why did you ask me that question? You are giving away my transportation to the game man!

It probably would be preferable for Rondo for fans to not know that he routinely travels the Orange Line to get to TD Garden on game day, but allowing a fan to take a photograph with him certainly isn’t helping that particular cause.

Oh, and for what it’s worth, Rondo had a great game in a 121-105 win over the Nets, notching 13 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds in a shade under 30 minutes.

He may want to stick to the pregame transportation routine. Celtics fans also should probably leave Rondo alone be should they encounter him on the train. It seems like he wants to keep it a secret.

(image credit: Moke akili Zion/Twitter)