I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters
and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics.
Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Cleveland.
LeBron said it might be time for the Cavs to "explore" having him
guard Rondo since Rondo's vanquished Mo Williams and a second-look at
Anthony Parker didn't work as well as the first.
That's nice of him.
LeBron James is the best player in the world, a unique mix of brute force, speed and agility. But… is he really quick enough to stay with Rondo? James is 6-8, 250 lbs. Rondo is 6-1, 171 lbs. James' height will surely bother Rondo's shooting, provided he can stay in front of Rajon.
I applaud James for stepping up, a la Kobe Bryant. But Bryant is better suited to the Rondo challenge because he is lighter on his feet.
On Page 2, some defensive praise for Rondo.
in the paint a few times. He still had a bad game. He absolutely,
positively cannot get loose against Rondo on the perimeter, even when he
uses a pick — it really seems to be having an impact on the Cavs’
ability to run their sets. Freaking Rondo.
Rondo really picked up his effort on the defensive side of the ball, hounding Mo Williams from the moment he touched the ball. Will he have the energy to do this in Game 5?