Found January 15, 2013 on
Yahoo's Ball Don't Lie blog posted an interview with Jason Terry today in which he details a very intricate pre-game ritual that Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo performs at every game, home or away.
The interview, conducted by ESPN, included this description from JET on Rondo:
"(Rajon Rondo's) routine is long-winded and it lasts all the way through tip-off.
It starts in the back hallway. He runs down a corridor and he throws the
ball to our team chaplain, who throws it back. Then [Rondo] runs out
into a circle, high-fives the whole team and then he does the layup
lines for five minutes.
"Then he will stand under the goal and Paul Pierce
will shoot every ball on the rack from half court. Rondo will catch
four balls at one time and then after that, it's just amazing -- one
pass off the backboard to KG, one bounce pass to Paul Pierce and then he throws it all the way up to the scoreboard and Jeff Green finishes with an alley-oop.
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