TAG: Rajon Rondo

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

NBA, Smack / Feb 27, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Rajon Rondo Says Birthday Off-Day Story “My business…Not Yours.”

Rajon Rondo

Perhaps you’ve missed the recent Rajon Rondo non-story. According to Rondo’s most recent words on the subject, following Boston’s 115-104 win in Atlanta on Wednesday, that’s intentional. When asked by reporters after the game what the story was, Rondo replied in a typically annoyed fashion, “It’s my business. It’s not yours.” Which, well, he’s right. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm

10 Bold Predictions For The NBA’s Second Half

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony

We’re technically past the halfway point in the NBA season, but really, let’s be serious: Things don’t start to heat up until after the All-Star break. Now we’re on the cusp of the trade deadline, and soon teams will be fighting for playoff spots and lottery ping-pong balls. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Greatest NBA All-Star Game Alley-Oops

Tracy McGrady

The term “alley oop” originated in American football with the San Francisco 49ers to describe a high-arcing pass to the wide receiver. In basketball, the alley-oop can be dated as far back as the 1950s with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in their college days; however, these alley-oops mostly came off of what is now known as offensive interference plays. Some credit the alley-oop to Al Tucker at Oklahoma Baptist University in the 1960s, while others credit David Thompson for popularizing the exciting alley-oop at North Carolina State University in the 1070s, even though dunking was illegal in the NCAA during this time. Read More »

NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 3:30 pm

15 NBA Players With The Most To Prove After The All-Star Break

Deron Williams

We’re more than halfway through the 2013-2014 NBA season, as the All-Star rosters are set. We’ve seen high draft picks not pan out, players playing with high criticism, and even some signs of players digressing in their careers. As the ’13-14 season continues, here is a list of the players with the most to prove after the All-Star break. Read More »