Found February 24, 2012 on
It looks like Celtics fans have something to look forward to on All Star Saturday after all. Last year we had Ray and Paul shooting it out in the 3 point contest. This year it didn't appear that there would be any Celtics entrants in the Saturday festivities. But today, Rajon Rondo was named to replace Stephen Curry in the Skills Challenge.
In case you have forgotten, in the contest, the player first shoots a layup and then dribbles between three obstacles and then the player must throw a chest pass into a net. Next, the player throws a bounce pass into a second net. The player then shoots a jump shot from 20-feet then throw a long pass from close to the basket into a third net. Finally, the player needs to dribble between a second set of three obstacles and complete the challenge with a layup. The players are timed and the players with the 2 fastest times move into the finals for a second round through the course.
The other 5 contestants in the contest are Kyri...
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Last year, Rajon Rondo and Red Bull teamed up in a big way to give back to the City of Boston by creating Boston’s Got Wings. For every steal Rondo recorded (153 in only 68 games), $500 was donated to the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to refurbish basketball courts throughout the city, netting the parks $76,500.
Rondo, Red Bull and Boston’s Got Wings is...
Rondo, totally sick of media, deadpans: "I don't want to start any trade rumors but Kendrick Perkins is getting traded back to the Celtics."— Ben Golliver (@blazersedge) February 24, 2012
So.. this is kind of out of left field. Who knows how much credence there is to this, knowing Rondo he was probably kidding. The Perk trade certainly has not gone away as a topic...
Today is Rajon Rondo's 26th birthday. I'm declaring a moratorium on the BS surrounding this kid for a day.
Just as a matter of perspective: When Paul Pierce was 26, he was starting a season in which he'd shoot 40.2% (29.9% from 3). The kid is young, and there is room and time for him to improve.
Saying something over and over does not make it so. "She loves me, she loves me not" doesn't really make him or her love you (or not), and no matter how often it is said, Rajon Rondo is not one of the top five point guards in the NBA. This is written with some hesitation, for a number of reasons. Foremost is, given the timing, it will seem like piling on when Rondo...
Rajon Rondo hasn't been having the greatest week of his career, but the Celtics point guard should be happy to hear that he is now the newest member of the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Rondo has been pegged to replace Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Joe Johnson in the upcoming all-star game in Orlando, according to various reports. Johnson will miss the game due to tendinitis...
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Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will take Joe Johnson's spot on the Eastern Conference roster at this year's All-Star Game after being named an injury replacement Tuesday by NBA commissioner David Stern.
Rajon Rondo was tabbed as a replacement in the All-Star Game for Hawks' guard Joe Johnson. But is the Celtics' point guard the best guy for the job? Zach Lowe isn't so sure anymore.