by Matt Domino / @PuddlesofMyself
Rajon Rondo is an alien. I mean that in the best way possible. He has freakishly large hands, abnormally long arms and moves around the basketball court getting his shot at angles that most “human” players can’t get to. Watching Rajon Rondo play basketball is a joy.
The New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 106-104 on Christmas Day, the NBA’s opening day of its shortened ‘11-12 season. It was the first game of the season and one small step in what will be a grueling 66-game season.
A lot will be made of the renewed Celtics-Knicks rivalry and how Garnett “choked” Billy Walker at the end of the game; and how the feud will escalate once Baron Davis and Paul Pierce join the fray. That’s all fine, because Boston and New York are both good teams that are still gelling and can both get even better. But the fact that was clearly evident in Sunday’s game was that Rajon Rondo took his game to another level.
We first thought Rondo took a leap during the 2010...