Re: Rondo and other PG's
posted at 4/22/2011 12:49 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Rondo and other PG's
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Rondo and other PG's : You are quite right .... about the spelling mistake I made. I often make spelling mistakes.. its a life long problem... on top of that I make typos. Thank you. In my 8th grade testing they told me I was spelling at a 4th grade level... but my math and reading comprehension was 12 grade level... go figure. My math hasn't improved much since then but no one really notices... spelling is another story... not much improvement ... but people notice... I wouldn't digress into such self centered trivia except that it actually has something to do with Rondo... My odd mental profile is typical in kids with moderate to severe ADHD... And yes thats my arm chair diagnosis of Rondo. I do think Rondo is a classic ADHD kid... who's brain is not fully awake unless the stakes are high and adreniline is pumping. He is obviously intellegent, although not particularly verbal, has superior "spatial reasoning" ... again a common trait among ADHD kids. Some "Evolutionary psychologists" hold that ADHD is not a disease at all but in fact a set of powerfully adaptive traits for individuals in the roles of hunters and warriors. Those for whom it may be beneficial to save their energy and brain power during the everyday humdrum ... so thay can have it available for the heat of battle or the climax of the hunt. I don't have proper credentials to make such a diagnosis, as I could never sit still in a classroom long enough earn the credits. But... almost everything I've seen him say or do, his language, his demeanor, his actions, his body language.. resonates with my experiance of ADHD... (minus the actual atheletic ability). And yes the fragmented, distorted image we get through the media may in fact have little connection to the real Rondo.... so I could be all wrong... but hey, its all we have to go on so... that's my theory and I'm sticking with it. I want Rondo playin for every high stakes game. let him rest, or better yet, take a vaction when we play Washington and Memphis. But.... a measly 10 is PLENTY if he gets 15 assists 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Cause if he gets 15 assists it pretty much means that the sagging defense is ineffective in countering his vision and passing.
Posted by videoburns[/QUOTE]
You give me lots to think about with your notions about ADHD. I'll get to that but....
If Rondo does not shoot his position, if he does not take what the defense gives him (wide open looks) and makes them pay, if he does not spread the floor for his teammates to give them spacing to go to work by having a suitable jumper and/or by the willingness to take it to the rim and shoot FTs effectively, the team suffers because the scorers have to work doubly or triply hard to shake free to receive the pin point pass and then to score.
Its not fair (or necessary or advisable) to his aging future HOFer teammates for Rondo to have a far less than complete game as it exacts a toll on them by burning them out as they try to cover for his deficiencies by picking up the scoring slack.
Similarly, if Rondo spaces out and does not defend his position and we've seen that a lot, his teammates have to try to cover for him, again having to work extra hard because Rondo can't or won't keep his man in front of him, leading to chaos on the back line.
IMHO, Rondo's head is not in the game at one or both ends of the court all too often. Boredom???? Short attention span? ADHD???? Dunno... but there is a price to be paid for that lack of focus/discipline/commitment.
I do not wish Adult ADHD on anyone. Lack of discipline, inattentiveness or lack of focus, lack of good judgment AKA impulsiveness.... and then the psychological problems that frequently accompany ADHD like depression or bipolar disorder... that's a tough "row to hoe."
Lastly.... Don't sweat the small stuff. Typos and misspelling are a fact of life. Fortunately we have spellcheckers at our disposal when posting at BDC to catch 95% of the goofs. (Look for the checkmark with the ABC above it in the banner below the writing space.)
That's the last thing I do before hitting the "Add your reply" button. Otherwise, my posts might be virtually unreadable.