The Bulls and the Celtics have scrapped together a nice little rivalry these past few years, as the two have evolved into a couple of haevyweights in the Eastern Conference and a steady dose of competition has ensued. Apparently, Boston point man Rajon Rondo hasn’t exactly loved playing out in Chi-Town, according to a feature over on the Red Bull website: “Although the Celtics were knocked out in the second round in 2011 against the Heat, Rondo says he enjoyed playing the revamped New York Knicks. ‘There were some intense games, and it could have gone a different way if our guys didn’t make shots for us,’ he says. ‘It was a fun series, though, being that the Knicks hadn’t made the playoffs in so long — and the Celtics going against the Knicks is a good rivalry.’ Madison Square Garden however, does not harbor the noisiest fans according to Rondo, an honor that he says goes to the Golden State Warriors. ‘They got a pretty loud crowd,’ he pointed out. The most obnoxious crowd? ‘I’d say Chicago. Ever since a couple years back in the playoffs, me and Kirk [Hinrich] got into it and they’ve been booing me and heckling me ever since.’ As for Rondo’s home court, the TD Banknorth Garden? ‘It’s very intense, even on Sunday games,’ he said. ‘Sunday afternoon, it’s still alive in the Garden.’”

(H/T: EOB)