Overblown NBA Conspiracy Theories Obscuring Rajon Rondo’s Quest to Keep Celtics’ Season Alive (Podcast)

Overblown NBA Conspiracy Theories Obscuring Rajon Rondo's Quest to Keep Celtics' Season Alive (Podcast)Are the refs giving away the Eastern Conference Finals to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat?

Is David Stern rigging the lottery to make sure the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets land Anthony Davis?

Both of those thoughts appear to be prevalent among many NBA fans, but just because people believe it doesn't mean it's true.

Despite Rajon Rondo's monster performance in Game 2's heartbreaking overtime loss, everyone's talking about the refs again and arguing that the officials are making too big of an impact on the games. However, with the Celtics heading back to Boston in what is basically a must-win Game 3, all hope is not lost.

Not when Rondo is on the floor.

NESN.com's Celtics beat writer Ben Watanabe stopped by the podcast to chat with NESN Nation's Dan Duquette and talk some basketball. They broke down what it's going to take for the C's to get back into the series, how big of an impact the refs really are having on the games and whether or not the many NBA conspiracy theories are a problem the league should be worried about.

Listen in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.