04/17/2014 11:21 am ET Updated Apr 17, 2014

Rajon Rondo Wears Special Shoes Honoring Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

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A day after the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo wore a special pair of shoes during the final regular-season game to honor the victims.

The tongue of the sneakers recreated a marathon bib with the words "Boston Strong" and “41513,″ the date of the bombings, written on it. The initials of the victims were also written all over the shoes.

"Pretty much everywhere you go, you learn that, to Bostonians, sports means a lot to this city. Our four sports are big here. It’s not just one team, one fan. It’s a collective group of guys," Rondo said after the game when asked about having survivors of the tragedy in attendance, via "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."