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Rajon Rondo and Ben Affleck have the same problem. It’s called the “yeah, but…” syndrome. This disease forces someone to bring up a person’s shortcomings whenever they are complimented. Here’s an example. Imagine you’re talking with friend and Affleck comes up.
You say, “ Hey I just saw Argo. It’s fantastic. Ben Affleck has totally established himself as one of the best directors in Hollywood today.”
Your friend replies, “Yeah, but wasn’t he in that terrible movie Reindeer Games? I can’t take him seriously.”
Now pretend you are talking about basketball. You say, “Rajon Rondo is the best player on the Celtics and the team will be better with him in a leadership role.”
Your friend replies, “Yeah, but doesn’t he shoot like 60% at the free throw line? I still can’t take him seriously.”
Affleck has done his share of terrible movies. And Rondo does make mistakes. He recorded a personal worst 3.6 turnovers per game last year. You can’t completely write off that number or
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Rajon Rondo has long been considered a supremely talented player who has an attitude problem. He was supposed to be the leader of the Celtics for the past few years, but there were reports saying Boston was considering trading him because he had become so difficult. He’s had several run-ins with referees, blowups at the media, and he notably struggled to get along Ray Allen last...
A couple of quotes after last night’s game have slipped under the radar. Both are awesome explanations about why the Celtics looked so good against Brooklyn last night… and both are so perfectly indicative of the person who uttered them. I could not tell you who said them, and there’s no doubt in my mind you could figure out who they came from.
But I’ll tell you anyway...
"It's time they got to know the Rajon Rondo we've all been embracing for some time now" -Keyon Dooling
Jackie MacMullan (Probably my current favorite sports writer) wrote another one of her wonderful pieces on Rajon Rondo recently, about Rondo's new...
We know it's bound to happen once in a while. The head coach has a player's back and the ref has enough and out goes the coach. It's happened a few times with Doc and will probably happen again. Last night, Doc put his coaches in that position by staying in the locker room after the half. Word is that Doc just wanted to watch the presidential debate but that's...
Rajon Rondo has been with the Celtics since his rookie year in 2006. He’s been one of the key factors to the Celtics success over the years and has proven himself as one of the better point guards in the game. There have been games such as Game 4 against the Hawks in the first round of the Eastern Conference where Rondo has carried the team to victory. He’s smart, he can score...
This story isn’t meant to be primarily about Ray Allen, though he will stand as the prominent example in an inner debate I’m having with regards to a media phenomenon.My theory: Our views of athletes are distorted by the amount of time (and amount of friendliness with which) they speak to the media. Because Allen spent 15 minutes before every game holding court with reporters...
Courtney Lee has all the tools. He can shoot, jump, run,
dribble and defend. With all those skills, the biggest question is why the
27-year-old Western Kentucky product is on his fourth team in five NBA seasons.
A quick rundown of the point guards Lee has played
with in his career may help explain why. Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, Kyle
Lowry and Goran Dragic...
While the contract is only a 1yr deal, it’s not a bad pickup. Barbosa will be the veteran backup to Rajon Rondo. And Boston has proven to be a solid franchise for veterans to recruit to.
9 a.m. ET: Paul Pierce could not have looked much sharper than he did Tuesday, when the Celtics forward scored 29 points in a one-point loss to the Nets. Those same Nets host
Pierce and the Celtics on Thursday at the newly minted Barclays Center.
This is the sixth of eight preseason games for the Celtics, who are still a long way from knowing exactly what starting lineup and rotation...
In their second preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets the Boston Celtics traveled to New York to visit the brand new Barclays Center. In their first match-up we only got a glimpse of the new look Nets as all five starters sat out the entire game. That game still proved to be extremely competitive with the Celtics losing by a point at home. This time around the Brooklyn Nets held...
Jason Terry told CLNS he is ready to lead after his first game in the Garden as a Celtic. Rajon Rondo had 11 assists in extended preseason minutes Tuesday night. KG talked the state of the Celtics defense after losing to Brooklyn. Courtney Lee also made his Garden debut Tuesday night. Armond Hill was the [...]
The Celtics hit the Garden parquet for the first time this preseason. Jeff Green brought out some heat, as he wore the Nike Hyperposite in a Atomic Green/Charcoal colorway. The Nike Hyperposite is a $225 high end basketball shoe released by Nike earlier this summer. Check out The Shoe Games post about the shoes.
Rajon Rondo debuted a pair of white/gorge green/volt Nike 2012 Hyperfuse...
Celtics Beat Nets 115 to 85
Boston Celtics: Did a good job keeping the turnovers down (14). Shot extremely well (56% overall, 57.9% from 3, and 80% from the line). Had 7 players in double digits (Sully, Rondo, Lee, Pierce, Terry, Garnett, Joseph). Outrebounded the Nets by 3. Completely locked down the Nets. Looked GREAT in all areas.
Brooklyn Nets: Were hit hard by prepared Celtics...