Apparently, Shaq clams that our own president was partially responsible for Rondo's shooting slump last year. You see when the Celtics went to the White House, O'Bama cracked a joke in jest about Rondo's shooting, and well...Rondo got offended by this, and didn't do as well afterwards; hence why Shaq says he's responsible.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you we think we should blame O'Bama for Rondo's shooting slump last year? Or while we're at it, maybe we should blame him for why the Miami Heat lost last year too, as he was a Chicago fan.
Here's a link for more details:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_d … nba-wp7524
Well, why not?
He's already responsible (apparently) for all the problems our nation is facing...why shouldn't the Celtics and Rondo be piled on top?
Boston has been to blessed with championships...Obama seeks to "redistribute" winning more evenly across the NBA, so that forgotten teams like the New York Nets, the Golden State Warriors, and foreignors from Vancouver and Toronto can have their chance at achieving the American Dream..
I call that limiting the freedom of huge, affluent franchises to thoroughly dominate the rest of the league... Socialism afoot in the NBA...
I would say blame rondo hes not consistant hes more speratic. I would also blame him for letting the remark fester in his mind and not let it go!
I agree. This is exactly why I told Lakeshow once that most of today's nba players couldn't last even one game back in the 90's, 80's and earlier because of crap like this. he naturally shrugged it off like he thought I didn't know what I was talking about, but this incident right here only proves my point further. don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to discredit him either, but im merely saying that this only goes to prove that most of today's nba players wouldn't be able to play against guys like jordan, magic or bird in their primes. why? because they not only played in much more physical basketball during their generation, but they also endured and dished out a lot of smack talk as well. case in point, you insult jordan, he scores fifty points on your team in a victory over you. you insult rondo, he sulks like a baby. enough said.
lebron driving the lane and barkly or lambeer knocking him on his butt! Or mount mutumbo"get out of here" "nonono not in my house"
i dunno about that, it would be a good matchup. I see the mailman shutin him down way before the worm!
In regard to the remarks earlier in the thread, are you kidding me? I had not even heard about Obama's joke until I read this thread. I'm sure Rondo did not let Obama's remarks effect his performance. I don't know how that can prove as evidence for players of the Magic, Jordan, Bird era as being tougher mentally than those players of today.
The fact for me is that Rondo started off this past season dominating as a triple-double threat every night during the first month of the season. Thereafter he suffered through plantar-fasciitis, hamstring, gruesome ankle, knee, and finger injuries throughout the remainder of the season. He's a stubborn player so he tried playing through most of it without allowing the multitude of injuries to heal. Specifically the hamstring, gruesome ankle injury, and the plantar-fasciitis injuries that tend to linger. Most players would not have played at all through all of that. That's not even counting the gruesome elbow injury he suffered in the playoffs against the Heat. But since the Celtics are thin at point guard, Rondo at 20% was better than the next available option. Unfortunately, the Celtics were collectively too old to be able to win without Rondo closer to 100%
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