Things aren’t exactly swell in the Chicago Bulls’ organization right now.

A day after star veterans Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade ripped their team’s young guns for not carrying enough of the load following a 119-114 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in which the team blew a 10-point lead, Chicago point guard Rajon Rondo turned the tables and held the veterans accountable for the loss. As many star athletes do these days, Rondo resorted to social media to express his frustration.



My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn't pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn't take days off. My vets didn't care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn't blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn't have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn't change the plan because it didn't work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can't win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I'm not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don't deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it's the leadership.

A photo posted by Rajon Rondo (@rajonrondo) on

Rondo, who played under two future hall of famers in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, understands the dedication and leadership that is required to win a championship. Still, it’s hard to argue with Dwayne Wade, who is a three-time NBA champion himself.

The Bulls have lost three of their last five and currently sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

(H/T Barstool Sports)