It seemed like every time Rajon Rondo went to the hole last night, he ended up on the deck. For a short stretch there, it seemed like it was happening every other play. And it's not like he popped right back up, either. One one play, he landed, literally, right on his butt. Not one of those land-and-slide things either. You could see him grimace and hold it.
I love Rajon Rondo's style of play. I love his aggressiveness. I love his fearless attacking of the basket. But I DON'T love seeing our only true point guard, and huge defensive menace who disrupts the other team's point of attack, hitting the ground hard 5 times a game. He's a tough kid, and he keeps getting up… but that can only last for so long.
What's the solution? I don't know yet. Can you tell him to back off? Do you send an enforcer to knock one of their guys off his feet? I don't know. But I do know that something needs to be done to keep Rondo upright.
I don't think NBA 2K9 has a "Rondo fall violently to the floor" button… but you can do one of his fakes. And if you are so inclined, you can buy some replica Celtics Championship jewelry. I'm waiting for them to make a big 4-finger ring that reads "Champs" in cursive script. But hey, not everyone is as understated as I am.
Examiner: Save the minutes, save the world title | Herald: Celtics are scary good | Rondo has option to stick around | KG turns back his clock | Baby looks to future | Globe: Bullies | Rose feels right at home | Rondo deal extended | Souza: Easy night at the Garden | Camerato: a look at all the guys drafted before Rondo | T&G: Scary Celtics zap Bulls | Rondo makes his point | Chicago Tribune: Perfect night, until tip-off | Marbury inactive | Granger gets 5-year deal | Brand nets double-double in win