Los Angeles Lakers Fan Wants Rajon Rondo on His Pickup Basketball Team

November 10th, 2010 by Sipan Mathevosian Leave a reply »
Game is up to 11.  Full court.  Ones and twos.

If I had the first pick on the playground, my No. 1 draft pick would be Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.  I know he can't shoot, but the guy is as good as it gets at his position.

If that last statement seems a little backhanded, it's because it certainly is.  When a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan decides to write a piece heaping praise on his arch-rival's point guard, even the most encouraging of compliments has to be a little backhanded (it says so in the fine print of the rules every sports fan must live by).

Sure, I would love to have Kobe Bryant on my team.  He can win the game single-handedly, but he would take most of the shots too. 

I don't want Kobe taking all the shots.  This is pickup basketball.  I want to be the a$$hole jacking up the three-pointers screaming "RAIN DANCE!!!" like Phillip Seymour-Hoffman in Along Came Polly.

And who better to get me all these open looks to brick off the backboard than a point guard who only wants to pass?  Rondo can get to any spot on the floor, and when he do ...

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