The Rajon Rondo Appreciation Thread

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 05-23-2010, 08:07 PM         #541
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I can't wait to see Rondo win his first NBA Finals MVP. It will go down as one of the greatest moments in Boston sports.
 8 years ago '06        #542
beantown 74 heat pts74
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who the hell was the retard that wrote that s**t???
 8 years ago '05        #543
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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it's time sweet prince, we must win...no way I could handle your broken heart

Imagine Willie Mays giving us his take on baseball's best young center fielder. Or the late Frank Sinatra a.ssessing the skills of a hot young crooner. Today we give you Bob Cousy on former University of Kentucky star Rajon Rondo.

A half-century ago, the Boston Celtics were paced by a 6-foot-1, 175-pound point guard who could solve any defense. He was Houdini on the hardwood, deftly finding the open man with bounce passes in traffic. He had long arms, enormous hands, and uncommon peripheral vision. He was a world champion and he gave the Celtics a weapon the Lakers didn't have in the early days of Boston-Los Angeles championship finals.

Cousy, 81, doesn't get to Celtics games that much anymore, but he watches a lot on TV. These days, he's constantly asked about another 6-1, 175-pound Celtics point guard who is able to do magical things with the basketball. Cousy says he's seen split-screen video of Rondo and himself, working the parquet floor.

"I like the way he uses the bounce pass,'' says Cousy, whose team record for a.ssists in a season (715 in 1959-60) was broken by Rondo this year (794). "That was my favorite pass, especially internally. He's developed that behind-the-back stuff that I used to do. He does it much more effectively than I used to. He cups it, brings it all the way behind him, and the defenders fall off because they're sure he's going to pass it, and he still pulls it back.

"He's a much stronger penetrator. I didn't get off the ground too often. I always felt I was very vulnerable if I left my feet going into the monsters, so I was a little more careful than he is.''

Any other similarities, Cooz?

"I had big hands,'' he starts. "Arnold'' — Cousy always called Red Auerbach "Arnold'' — "said that the reason I could do so much behind-the-back crap was that I had long arms. I've measured my hands against most people. I still do it today. Most normal people, I dwarf their hands. I've heard them talk about how big Rondo's hands are, so I guess we share that. And obviously that's a great a.sset for a point guard.

"Vision, I think, for a point guard, is the most important thing. I was constantly being told I had eyes behind my head. It would seem that way to people who didn't know that much about basketball who couldn't believe that I could see things I could see. It's exceptional peripheral vision.

"People who have tunnel vision don't usually become point guards. That happened with (Chauncey) Billups here before they traded him. I think it was the only thing (then-Celtics coach Rick) Pitino ever asked me. I didn't think Billups would make a good point guard because he would penetrate and then run into people. Billups proved me and Pitino both wrong, but I still don't see him as a great creator in the vein of Rondo.''

What about foot speed, Cooz? Former Kentucky coach Tubby Smith told us Rondo could have won the NCAA 100 if he went to the track. How do you think you'd do in a footrace with Rondo?

"I used to think I'd have trouble beating my grandmother down the floor,'' he says with a chuckle. "I never had great speed, but I had great quickness. Rondo would lap me, probably. I'd be curious if there's anyone in the league that gives him a go.''

He's too humble. Cooz won six NBA championships and earned a spot in the Hall of Fame. He belongs on any first-team a.ssemblage of all-time Celtics greats. Time has enhanced the deeds of Messrs. Russell and Bird, but it's important to remember that there was a time when Bob Cousy was the face of the NBA and the man who saved the Celtics in Boston. He was Mr. Basketball, Boston's signature star in the early years when the Celtics annually fell short at playoff time.

Unlike many former greats, Cousy is generous toward modern players. He's also razor-sharp.

Here's his take on the maturation of Rondo:

"It's been a steady evolution each year. He seems to have added a little more to his repertoire. This year, his confidence level is about as strong an a.sset in terms of where he's going. Even his outside shooting, which everyone says he can't do, and they play him accordingly. But in the games I've seen he seems to hit the shots he has to hit.
 8 years ago '07        #544
keithbm1111 97 heat pts97
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Lets go Rondo!!
 8 years ago '05        #545
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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Rondo joins Kidd, Thomas & Magic as the only players in NBA 2 post at least 300 pts, 100 rbs & 180 ast in a postseason.
 8 years ago '07        #546
keithbm1111 97 heat pts97
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 8 years ago '05        #547
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its impossible to hate on this guy....even if people say his stats are inflated because he is with 3 HOF's...the thing is those HOF's dont make you get 10 rebounds when your 6 foot tall....dude is a beast
 8 years ago '05        #548
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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9 articles on the legend

 8 years ago '05        #549
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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omg i just found out Rondo is on twitter

 8 years ago '07        #550
keithbm1111 97 heat pts97
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^^ Yeah he's hiding tix in Boston, gotta follow him on twitter and facebook...(i already am!!!!:mamoru2: )
 7 years ago '05        #551
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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BRAVO

:applause::applause:


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 7 years ago '06        #552
beantown 74 heat pts74
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 7 years ago '05        #553
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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we in bidness


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 7 years ago '05        #554
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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 12-14-2010, 05:27 PM         #556
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damn i just made a thread too, didnt know one existed

:D

*props
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 7 years ago '05        #558
Hold That 103 heat pts103
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shaping basketball for the next 50 years >>>>>> that bulls**t rondo cover.

and they knew not to insult Rose by putting other PG's names like Deron Williams in the headline also..


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 7 years ago '05        #559
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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there's a reason names like Paul, Westbrook, and Deron and Rondo is on the front page.....those lil n*ggaz just got a one paragraph article....Rose couldn't even make the cut for top PG's
 7 years ago '05        #560
Junior G 114 heat pts114 OP
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 Hold That said:

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he always lookin confused
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