I love Rajon Rondo. I gush about him every chance I get. But it bugs me when he pulls stuff like this.
I know it's not a HUGE deal. No one else was around and he's letting Ray, a scorer, get a couple of points.
But Ray's the oldest guy on the court… why make him do anything he doesn't have to. Even if you don't feel like jumping… just lay the ball in. Zach Lowe makes a similar point on SI… with further video evidence of Rondo doing this versus Chicago.
Zach and I feel about the same on this. In the grand scheme of the game it's not a huge deal… but it just doesn't sit well with me.