Originally written on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 8/9/12

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 22: Rajon Rondo #4 of Kentucky shoots the ball around the reach of Glen Davis #34 of LSU during the game on January 22, 2005 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 89-58. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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One of the first times I ever saw Rajon Rondo play was in a preseason game against the New York Knicks.  This was in 2006, his rookie season, which was obviously before he’d established himself as one of the more unique playmakers in the NBA.  Knowing little about college basketball, I had no real impression of Rondo.  I’d heard he was an athlete, and I knew he’d been sent to the Celtics via the Suns, who selected him in the latter part of the first round.  That was about it.

I look back on this aforementioned game against the Knicks and realize that even after watching it I had absolutely no feel for Rondo’s talent.  Maybe that’s because I couldn’t get past his ups.

Watch ya head, David Lee!

So here I am back in ’06 thinking Rajon Rondo’s gonna be pulling off ridiculous feats of athleticism to find his way into every weekly top 10.  Pan out like that it did not; but, in true Rondo fashion, he still finds creative ways to show us that there’s more to what he does than ball handling wizardry.  For example, here he is leaping onto to the top of what appears to be… well, I don’t really know what it is, but it’s a tall object that most human beings couldn’t mount with such ease.

It appears that this object is at least as tall as the top of Rondo’s chest.  That would probably make it, what, nearly five feet?

Ballin’ jumpin’ on these b!tches boxes like I’m Rondo!

Rims objects taller than a bulldozer!

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