Re: Just found this one from 2010- why can't it be like this every game
posted at 12/28/2012 8:50 PM EST
In response to Karllost's comment:
No one player bigger than the team.... at least that prob applies to 99% of everyone... and Rondo shouldnt be a 1 percenter..
Having the huge triple doubles hes had in the playoffs over the years is almost as aggravating as it is pleasing to the eye.... because they guy has it in him but wont put it out there most of the time... 29-18-14...followed up with 7-4-9.. hard to swallow or understand.
I think this is what grates on most people critical of him... hes not consistent and wont defend his man.... and it appears to be due to lack of effort or committment ..and because his coach cant or is too intimidated to push him
doc is a system guy. a system of mendacity. chide the role players and excuse everyone else. all need to be held to the same standard.
what most dingbats fail to realize when they get tingles in the legs over rondo's trip-dub playoff performances is that if he was expending most of that effort during the regular season, our standing position would be better! and our opponents weaker, until the finals!
for whatever reason, the c's have failed to get a backup for rondo for most of the years that we've had him. marbury was temporary, part of a year. cassell the same. but no backups to keep him at 35 mins a game and gas in the tank for the playoffs. with a rondo that takes care of business for 35 a game, we win a lot of blowouts. period.
so doc & ainge have surely justified his lollygaggin-est play by that "he has no back up, so we'll give him some room". only works if you have a player who is solid in the fundamentals and not a head case regarding defensive effort. otherwise you just create a monster that takes more leeway and suddenly, you have a game like last night, a season that is largely like last night.
rondo is one of the speedier guys in the league yet never runs! we end up trolling the ball around the perimeter playing hot potato until the shot clock is at 2. we have no offensive structure because the captain is checked out mentally. again.