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A nickname is born: Rondo is “The Clinic”

Yeah, yeah… last night's loss sucked.  But as Chuck just said, we can't walk around cutting ourselves all day.  Besides, there will be plenty of time for that later.

No… right now we're going to have some fun.  And of course, the way things are going right now, we can only have fun with one player on this team: Rajon Rondo.

In the first half of last night's game, he was unstoppable.  I made the comment on Twitter that Rondo was by far the best player on the floor, and that he was putting on a clinic.  Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPBasketball on Twitter) turned right around and suggested "The Clinic" as a nickname for Rondo. 

In that moment, the nickname was born.  It's gotten a fair amount of support so far… and we love it.  so we're going with it.

Rajon Rondo is "The Clinic"… because he could put one on at a moment's notice.

I'm sure some of you won't like it.  I've already heard the "he needs to shoot jumpers and free throws better" or "he needs to be more consistent before you can call him that."

Meh.  I don't care.  He can dominate games for long stretches without that… and he's only going to get better.  He's a walking basketball clinic… so that's what we're calling him from now on. 

If any of the Celtics happen to be reading… let's make this work!

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  • Spiraea

    I like it!

  • Watching Rondo is the only joy I get out of celtics games right now….Nah actually i take that back Ive enjoyed TA as of late and it was nice to quisy back, hes very fun to watch… everyone else is a joke right now

  • Scott

    The more I see the Celtics play like this, the more I think we need to make a big trade.

  • Lex

    Rondo Gordon Orr

  • G4L

    I Love it!!

  • Dude Guy Bro

    That’s pretty solid actually. It will take a while to really catch on nationally, he still needs to earn an all-star game start.

  • Dan

    fuckin stupid

  • Patrick C

    didn’t he just earn an all-star lol

  • Sam

    Loving the nickname. He is the silver lining right now on this team. We need to be feeding him, reference to his feed the pig comment.

  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    Shitty name. Reminds me of someone’s nickname on The Jersey Shore.
    A ways back I tossed in about a dozen nicknames. Of course I wasn’t being completely serious with all of them, but I did try hinting at a fun competition Red’s Army I thought would jump at. 🙁
    And anyways, the nickname his teammates call him is ‘Shakes’. Which is 10X better than ‘The Clinic’.

  • DRJ

    It’s good, but maybe only in theory? In practice, it seems awkward and kinda hard to call him “Clinic”. Doesn’t exactly roll from the tongue. Compare it to “The Truth” or “The Big Ticket” or even “Big Baby” (may it rest in peace).
    “Shakes” is good, in practice too. Or how about “The Clinch”?

  • Jesse

    Um, I have heard of many nicknames for him, however I think that Rajon Rondo should be called Rajondo. It’s like Brangelina except with one person’s first and last name, not two different first names. Either Rajondo or the Rajondo work, but once you start saying it, it’s really catchy. That gets my vote.

  • J<3 RONDO

    i think it is amazing….rajon rondo is the best point guard alive and watever we call him doesnt matter…bc he is always going to be awesome

  • J<3 RONDO

    i think it is amazing….rajon rondo is the best point guard alive and watever we call him doesnt matter…bc he is always going to be awesome

  • Scott

    Absolutely stupid and ill-fitting nick. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan–they put on a clinic. Please, get a hold of yourself.

  • albert

    the assist of the night highlight would be awesome if the assist wasn’t preceded by an egregious travel.

  • ducksawce

    I totally think it works. To all of you who thinks it doesn’t flow off the tongue….really? You really want the MOST creative point guard in the NBA to have a typical nickname. What’s the point?
    It’s spot on…love it. Look at the intensity of Rondo when he’s on fire. He doesn’t even give that fake bullshit “intensity on fiyaaa!” face that kobe does. Rajon simply just does it….with little to no facial expression.
    And remember, he’s not putting on a show. This is no Magic Johnson…this is something a bit different honestly….determination…Rondo is putting on a CLINIC these days to get the lazy and injured Big 3 back in line…showing it how it should be done from now on.

  • Cos

    I like calling him the “Transmission.”
    Hes the key part that makes this engine (team) run.
    Without him they dont go anywhere.

  • kendall1

    Appropriate name for Rondo. Celtics may be losing a bit but they will not be easy in a series.

  • kak

    The Jedi. Rondo has presented talent that could only be explained by the powers of the force. I’ve seen a few people now holding up signs that says Rondo is a Jedi, I think its perfect, and the Clinic does sound Jersey Shorish