|Posted by B-PAUL on March 25, 2010 at 8:01 PM|
During the early stages of last night's game at the TD Garden two members of the Harlem Globetrotters were put up on the jumbotron to showcase their skills for an upcoming game (show) at the Garden. During that time I couldn't help but to think to myself, why wasn't Rajon Rondo up there with them? So far this season, specifically in the past month or two, I have seen Rondo do things with a basketball that I didn't think was possible, things that you could only imgaine witnessing at a Harlem Globetrotters game.
I'm sure by now you have all seen his trademark move where he fakes a behind the back pass and goes up with a layup off the glass, but this year he has added much more to his arsenal. I have caught myself on multiple occasions, whether watching on TV or watching live, saying, "What did he just do?" On most of these occasions I usually end up hoping that Comcast shows a slow motion replay, or a replay is played on the jumbotron, so I can comprehend what just went on.
During last night's game Rondo pulled something off during the second half that still has me trying to understand what went on. I'll put it in my own words by saying, "He had the ball in one hand, did something with it, did something else with it, and ended up passing it to a wide open Ray Allen." I'm sorry I can't give you any more details but this is exactly what I saw. During the game he also went "around the world" to Tony Allen on a fast break for a wide open slam.
As a Celtics fan I feel privileged to be able to witness all of these things that Rondo does on a nightly basis. When he is on the floor he is constantly making us all wonder what he will do next. Will he go off the heezy, or will he pull off the helter-skelter? It's probably not likely in an NBA game, but from what I have seen from him during the past three seasons I'd be foolish to write it off.