TAG: Rajon Rondo

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 1:26 am

Rajon Rondo Honors Marathon Bombing Victims With Special Sneakers (Pics)

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (photo. @RajonRondo)

Tuesday in Boston marked the one-year anniversary of the bombings that rocked the Boston Marathon, injuring 264 people and killing three. Celtics coach Brad Stevens reminded his team of the significance of this week, and Rajon Rondo paid homage to the victims with a special pair of ANTA kicks designed to commemorate the victims and all the brave Boston PD, Fire Department, emergency personnel and civilians who helped in the aftermath of the horror at the finish line. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Knicks Are Better Off If Carmelo Leaves

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks have been the most disappointing team in the NBA this year, sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-45. Last season the Knicks finished second in the East, winning 54 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to Indiana. However, a lot has changed in one season. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Joakim Noah & Rajon Rondo No Longer Hate Each Other

Rajon Rondo, Joakim Noah

Rajon Rondo, Joakim Noah (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

It started before college during AAU play, but the fact Rajon Rondo went to Kentucky and Joakim Noah enrolled at bitter SEC rival, Florida, certainly didn’t help what became a colossal acrimony between the two NBA players. Then the 2009 first round Celtics-Bulls playoff battle – with all it’s back-and-forth jawing, physical play and overtime sessions — confirmed that Rondo and Noah had become two opposing forces of equal magnitude destined for beef. But now, after 10 years in the NBA and the maturity that ensued, the fire between the pair has cooled — at least a little. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Mar 31, 2014 / 10:08 pm

GIF: Benny The Bull Messing With Commentating Rajon Rondo

Benny the Bull, Rajon Rondo

During Boston’s trip to Chicago tonight, Rajon Rondo is inactive — like he has been all season when it’s on the back end of back-to-backs. So Rondo is finding a new way to keep himself occupied. Rajon joined Comcast SportsNet’s Mike Gorman to do some color commentary in the first quarter of tonight’s Bulls-Celtics game. That also meant Benny the Bull got to have a little fun at Rondo’s expense. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 25, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 10 Best Ballhandlers In The NBA Right Now

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Ballhandling is a skill that can define a player. Now that the game of basketball has been influenced more than ever by streetball played on the blacktop, ballhandling skills are increasingly being showcased and developed by players. Strong handles, whether it is a simple behind-the-back crossover or a hesitation move, can benefit the player in a multitude of ways. It is an entertaining, yet difficult to master method to take advantage of an opponent. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 19, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Rajon Rondo: “For The Most Part, Guys Are Playing For Contracts”

Eric Bledsoe, Rajon Rondo

Eric Bledsoe, Rajon Rondo (Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports)

The Boston Celtics are in the middle of a rebuild, and that’s not something Rajon Rondo is used to facing in this, his eighth season in the NBA. Since returning from a knee injury that kept him out for nearly a year, Rondo has had to adjust to, not just playing again at the NBA level, but to a team slogging through a roster renovation spearheaded by GM Danny Ainge. That means his teammates always have one eye on the door, wondering what’s next for them in Boston. Read More »

NBA / Mar 13, 2014 / 2:15 pm

5 Big NBA Names That Could Be Traded This Summer

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

With just about a month left of the 2013-14 NBA season, the playoffs will begin and another champion will be crowned. Just like every year, we saw teams overachieve and underachieve, with surprises and disappointments. Something all I want to ask all NBA fans is did anyone think the New York Knicks would miss the playoffs before the Charlotte Bobcats? If the disappointing Knicks can’t turn it around soon, it’s destined to happen. Also, what happened to the Detroit Pistons who had a promising offseason last summer? And did anyone expect the Portland Trail Blazers or Phoenix Suns to overachieve as much as they have so far? Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 10, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Rajon Rondo: The Most Interesting Man In The NBA

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)

Growing up in Boston, it was a dream come true when American Express told me last week that I’d grace the parquet for the first time at the TD Garden. It didn’t matter whom it was against or what the stakes were–dominating on this court was on my bucket list. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Rajon Rondo’s Jumper Is Improved, But He’s Been Terrible Up Close

Rajon Rondo, Evan Turner

Rajon Rondo, Evan Turner (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo might be the most gifted passer in the NBA today, able to see angles many watching on TV didn’t even know existed. And he’s no slouch getting in the lane and getting to the bucket for easy layups in transition or floaters from the paint. Most believe Rondo’s weakness lies in the court beyond the restricted area, but this season his scoring ability has been turned on its head. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

A 6-Step Guide To Fixing The New York Knicks

New York Knicks

New York Knicks (Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports)

After the Knicks lost to the Mavericks on a Dirk Nowitzki buzzer-beater Monday night, Carmelo Anthony stands at the free throw line at Madison Square with his hands on his knees in disbelief. In that moment you can feel all of the air leave the arena. Anthony had put out his best effort, scoring 44 points and has been carrying this team the whole year. Hours later, around 2:00 a.m., there is a report that Raymond Felton has been arrested on gun charges. Read More »