TAG: Rajon Rondo

Latest News, NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Kevin Garnett On His Love For Rajon Rondo: “I Would Do Anything For Him”

Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo

Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo (Rob Grabowski/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s a strange time for Rajon Rondo. He’s finally returned to the court after ACL surgery last year, but he’s missing the three biggest influences on his basketball career. In the next week, he’ll face off against two of them, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, when they make their return to Boston on Jan. 26 for their first official visit back to the city and the arena where they captured the 2008 NBA Title and came within a quarter of claiming the title in 2010. But even months after the trade, KG and Pierce still share a special connection with their “little brother.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 19, 2014 / 9:01 pm

Video: Jeff Green Skies For Towering Alley-Oop

Jeff Green

Jeff Green (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

The Celtics and Magic played Sunday night in a battle between two of the worst teams — record-wise — in a hopeless Eastern Conference. Orlando had lost their last 10, and Boston had lost 11 of their last 12 before tipiing off, so at least one of the teams was getting a win. That team ended up being Orlando, but not before Jeff Green threw down an impressively high alley-oop. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 19, 2014 / 6:49 pm

Report: League GM’s Believe Celtics Will Deal Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo, Tyreke Evans

Rajon Rondo, Tyreke Evans (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

Point guard Rajon Rondo is back on the court for a Celtics team vastly different than the one he last suited up for in the last few days of January, 2013. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are gone, as is coach Doc Rivers, and GM Danny Ainge continues to transition the team into a rebuild this season by hiring a young coach and stockpiling draft picks. But Rondo might be the next, and the final key cog from their championship-winning team in 2008. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

GIF: Rajon Rondo’s Nostalgic First Bucket Upon His Return

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you missed Rajon Rondo when he made his return Friday night for the Celtics. He played 19 minutes during Boston’s 107-104 loss to the visiting Lakers, then smirkingly agreed that Kobe Bryant was also an a__hole after the game. But his first bucket of the night called to mind one of our favorite Rondo eccentricities. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 18, 2014 / 2:18 am

Kobe Bryant & Rajon Rondo Call Each Other “A—hole” Out Of Mutual Respect

Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen

Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen (David Butler II/US PRESSWIRE)

Tonight, Rajon Rondo made his return to the court in Boston to face their rival of more than half a century. But while the Lakers and Celtics fans usually hate one another other, the players share a bond — just like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson became a Courtship of Rivals. So when Kobe Bryant, when he wasn’t busy in class, said before the game Rondo was an “a__hole,” you knew he meant it in the nicest way possible. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Jan 14, 2014 / 1:49 am

Rajon Rondo Tweets Math Clue He’s Returning Friday

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

The Celtics will be getting their leader back this week, it appears. While various sources have already targeted this Friday, Jan. 17, as the day Rajon Rondo returns to the court, a tweet he sent on Monday night seems to agree with those sources. So Rondo will most likely be in the Celtics white and green when the dreaded Lakers come to visit the Gahhhden. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 NBA Trades That Should Happen This Season

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

Due to the constant trade rumors that swirl around the NBA — I’m looking at you, J.R. — I’ve decided to help a few teams out. Below is a list of fantasy transactions all involving players rumored to be on the trading block this season. In a perfect world, at least my world, these trades would happen. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 8, 2014 / 11:15 am

NBA “Off The Court” Player Series Continues With Rajon Rondo & Paul Pierce

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo is considered one of the most stylish players in the NBA, and he’s at the center of a cool new video series from the NBA and American Express. Debuting with videos of Rondo (earlier this fall) and Paul Pierce‘s love of bowling, the “Off The Court” video series, moderated by Rick Fox, will continue throughout the regular season with two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh (discussing food) and NBA All-Star Joakim Noah (discussing travel). Read More »

NBA / Dec 27, 2013 / 12:00 pm

How To Fix The NBA Playoffs: A 4-Step Plan

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

As I watch the 2013-14 NBA season unfold, I find myself facing a sad, sad realization: This year’s playoffs are going to be an all-time atrocity. If the season were to end in the coming days, we could be looking at Eastern Conference first-round playoff matchups between the Pacers and Celtics, the Heat and Pistons, the Hawks and Wizards, and the Raptors and Bobcats. (God, help us.) Five of those teams are currently below the .500 mark, and a sixth (the Hawks) is barely hovering over it. I consider myself a die-hard NBA fan, and even I would have a difficult time getting excited for those series. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 27, 2013 / 11:00 am

LeBron’s 20 Best Dunks In The NBA

LeBron James

LeBron James (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

This past Friday, I found myself removed from my seat following another towering slam by LeBron James when I came to the realization that the four-time MVP may be the best entertainer in the country at the moment. And if that didn’t convince me, all I had to do was watch the Heat on Christmas. Those two dunks he caught from Dwyane Wade? OMG. Read More »