2010 NBA Finals, Game Three: In Order to Win, Lakers Must Contain Rajon Rondo

June 8th, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
To quote Dan Patrick: "You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him."

This is the approach that NBA teams need to start taking with Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics.

The 6'1", 170-pound point guard has quietly been wowing NBA fans around the world in the playoffs this season.

The man known as the "plus one" to the Big Three has been working hard to separate himself from being their sidekick and has begun to emerge as the real "Big Ticket" in Boston.

Rondo can speed past any point guard in the NBA, fool big men looming around the hoop with his schoolyard up-fake, and has one of the sweetest mid-range jumpers in the game.

Not to mention he has amazing court vision that can find the slashing Pierce, the deadly three-point shooting Ray Allen, and the crafty veteran Kevin Garnett anywhere on the court.

These attributes are what make stopping Rajon Rondo so difficult, which is why the Lakers need to learn how to contain him.

The first step in containing a player is to admit that you are not going to stop him on any given night.  This knowledge is what has made NBA teams successful in cont ...

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