Found March 14, 2013 on Celtics Life:
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As Rajon Rondo has evolved as a player, there has long been an assumption that two Rondo's exist. 'National TV Rondo', the guy who puts up triple doubles and leads the Celtics to big wins over good teams as the whole country watches; and 'Local TV Rondo', the guy who seems to float through games against the Pistons and Bobcats of the world as the C's lose games they should win on paper. Rondo, they said, turned it on when all eyes were on him, and turned it off when only Mike & Tommy were calling the action (sorry Mike & Tommy!). Well finally the numbers are in - and the 'National TV' argument is dead. Kind of. Ryan Fortin, of 'The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective' published an article (link) yesterday about this exact topic, and he believes the numbers he found support the idea of 'National TV Rondo'. I disagree. Let's take a look at what Ryan found (big props to him for breaking down the National/Regional TV s...
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