Found October 05, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Rajon Rondo
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Rajon Rondo makes some sweet moves with the basketball, but even a behind-the-back pass may not sweeter than the Rondo cookies reportedly found in the media room at Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul. Rondo cookies apparently are Turkish treats that are not found in the U.S. The Celtics are in Turkey as part of the NBA's international preseason tour, and the elusive (at least in the states) cookies were spotted prior to Friday's game against Fenerbahce. Rondo cookies are not to be confused with the Rondo soft drink, which was known as "The Thirst Crusher" and had the slogan, "Lightly...

A Confident Rondo

Rajon Rondo told me he was more confident in his 3-point shot and had been working hard on it. Form on 3 he just hit looked best it ever had — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) October 5, 2012 How many times over the last few years have we said that if Rondo just had a jumper he would be scary. Well, I think we may just have a scary Rondo on our hands this season. I've said...

Rondo, Darko, Sullinger stand out in win in Milan

The Celtics weren’t about to become the first NBA team to drop both games in an NBA Europe trip.  Rajon Rondo dominated the first quarter, the second unit pulled away in the second quarter, and then it was all a breeze from there in a 105-75 win. Here’s what stood out: Rondo, obviously, off the top.  He had a perfect first quarter, shooting 7-7, including his 1 three and two...

The Boston Celtics is Rajon Rondo’s Team

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo hopes to lead the 2012-’13 team to the organization’s 18th championship. One of the central questions as the Boston Celtics kick off their 2012-’13 season is whether point guard Rajon Rondo can be the strong leader the organization expects him to become. Rondo held workouts last month in California with most of the members of the team...

Video: Rajon Rondo throws a touchdown pass to Jeff Green

 We read previously that Rajon Rondo organized practices for the Celtics in LA and the guys played some football. Looks like some of that is carrying over to Turkey now. Check out the video above of Rondo throwing a touchdown pass to Jeff Green. Hopefully we will see some crazy court-long alley oops from Rondo to Green this season. Thanks to ThunWest from the shoutbox for sharing the video

Celtics Sneaker Madness 2: The Champion

Your votes have been tallied, and in an extremely close poll, Rajon Rondo’s Nike Foamposite “Galaxy” is the winner! Rajon’s Nike Huarache 2K4 Celtics p.e. lost by only 3 votes! The Galaxy Foams were arguably the hottest and craziest release of the last year. To this day, they are still going for upwards of $1,000 on Ebay. I know that many of you have commented here, and...

Celtics defense suffocates EA7 Milano, 105-75

It was a close game in the first quarter despite Rajon Rondo's brilliant 17 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the opening frame. Then the Celtics defense kicked in, they held the Italians to 4-of-19 shooting in that second quarter and that was pretty much the story of the game. Rajon Rondo's 17 ended up tying for the team lead with Jeff Green. Paul Pierce added 14 on 4-of...

All About 18: The Leader

"We hadn’t started training camp and on Sept. 4 – first day I got here – Rondo, all he was talking about was getting back to the championship and winning it.  Once you hear that from your star players you don’t want to let them down.  That motivates you to be on the same page.”             - Courtney Lee “(Rondo’s) the second-best player in the league...

With the Big 3 era gone, Boston turns to a new leader

The Boston Celtics are much like the original Mars Rover. Experimental in nature, the Spirit was only supposed to last a short time. Instead, it long outlasted its expected shelf life, and it spawned a new generation of rovers that ushered in a new era of space exploration. The new Big-3 era was really only supposed to last three years. The Celtics were supposed to...

Celtics Cruise to Easy Win in Milan

  Boston 105, Milano 75 - After dropping their first preseason game in Istanbul on Friday, the Celtics coasted to a runaway victory over Milano in the conclusion of their European tour. For the second straight game Jeff Green was the C’s leading scorer, posting 17 points (as did Rajon Rondo) in 25 minutes of action [...]

Celtics lose to Turkish team

The Boston Celtics lost the first game of the NBA's preseason Friday, 97-91 to Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker. First-round draft pick Jared Sullinger and Jeff Green scored 16 points each, but the Celtics paid the price for a weak second quarter, getting outscored 29-18. Rajon Rondo had 13 points and nine assists, while Jason Terry, one of a handful of new players on the roster...

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are having intense scrimmages

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Today’s practice just wrapped up. Quite a bit of live scrimmaging today, a good prep for tomorrow’s first preseason game here in Istanbul. Doc Rivers said that most of training camp thus far has been used to...

Boston Celtics News From Around the Web: Daily Links for Sunday, October 7

Like us on Facebook Celtics Daily Links for Sunday, 10/7 Celtics coach Doc Rivers works on mental game with Darko Milicic, Rajon Rondo Doc Rivers is working less on physical game and more on mental confidence. Doc is focusing particularly on Milicic, who has harbored the expectation to live up to his place in [...]

Assorted Observations: Fenerbahce Ulker 97, Celtics 91

***BASKETBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ***Bojan Bogdanovic, whose NBA draft rights belong to the Nets, put together an exciting sequence in the early going.  Having just knocked down a three, Bogdanovic came up with the ball off of a steal, turned down a lane to the basket, and confidently drained another triple.  Bogdanovic is a 6’8 Croation who specializes...

Today's Boston Celtics Links 10/7

Herald  Green means go Pierce faces his world audience Doc trying not to paint Sullinger into box Globe  Celtics coach Doc Rivers works on mental game with Darko Milicic, Rajon Rondo Sports Log Celtics Green  Preview: Celtics at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 10/7 Some Fun Odds and Ends from the Celtics I Told You It Was the Play of the Game Confidence Key for Another Celtic...
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