Re: Rondo is back
posted at 11/18/2012 4:42 PM EST
In response to red2004sox's comment:
Just posers looking for attention. if there argument had any merit it would show some semblance of a basketball IQ but they speak so that we know their ignorance. Which makes it all that more pleasing when Rondo and team make them look stupid each and every night. It must be tough to fall a sleep at night when all you push each and everyday gets disqualified by one mans persistance to be one of the best and he gets better and better each and every season.
I can just see these guys after games like this. Thinking of ways to spin his 15+ assist nights, his double doubles and triple doubles into bad basketball. All while winning basketball games mind you. Tonight may have been the 1st time I've ever heard someone reference the NBA leader in assists selfish, when the bench mark for unselfishness in basketball is the assist. I mean of course it goes with out saying that Rondo has the ball in his hands more than any one player on the Celtics team but he facilitates the offense and you can't name any legitimate point guard in the NBA with any talent, that doesn't have the basketball in his hands more than the others.
What I find interesting is how these posters choose to ignore all statements made by Doc and other Celtics players. Perhaps their ire should not be limited to Rondo. Their right formula should be to trade Rondo and
After all it was Doc that moved Ray Allen to bench. His justification: He follows the principle that everybody should do what is best for the team. And if he creates an exception for one player then how can he expect others to accept the principle.
Now the same Doc is claiming Rondo to be one of the best. The same Doc is putting the ball in his hands. Clearly, he is doing this because Rondo will pout otherwise. Wow!!!
Then there is the myth that Rondo gets his assists because he dominates the ball. Pretty foolish. Rondo gets his assists because there one dimension where he is brilliant. Nobody comes close: not CP3, not DWill, not DRose and not LeBron. Rondo is best at getting the ball to the open man at the right spot. Next time just watch how much effort is needed for the shooter to catch the ball, regain his balance, get set and get the shot off.
Doc has chosen to take maximal advantage of this brilliance. That requires other players to make an adjustment. You have heard him comment that Lee has to be a ready shooter. Each player needs little bit of time to recognize that he has a shot, locate the rim, get set and launch the shot. This is where Ray Allen was brilliant, i.e. he probably has the shortest time for this sequence. Terry has struggled a bit because he takes longer for this sequence. He can keep the shot open by dribbling, etc. but he takes longer to locate the rim. Same with Lee. They are adjusting to anticipating the shot and being ready. As that happens, the Celts will get even better. And Rondo's numbers will get better.