What Can You Say About Rajon Rondo Now?

December 13th, 2009 by Nick Gelso Leave a reply »
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I knew it was coming. No shock here. Brad Miller's throwdown of Rajon Rondo came early in Saturday night's match up between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. Despite the media's attempts to make this a rivalry, Boston once again showed that last spring's ultra-competitive series against the inferior Bulls was a total fluke.

Miller's clothes line of Rajon Rondo was, in my mind, both premeditated and excessive. There's no doubt that Miller was sending a message to Rondo that he will not be allowed to freely penetrate into the painted area. Rondo, being the scrappy veteran (did I say veteran?) that he is, didn't take offense to the flagrant and seemed to get a jolt from it.

From the Boston Herald:

The Celtics point guard was coming down on a break when Miller found himself essentially flat-footed in the paint. When Rondo zagged to his left, Miller reached out and caught him by his right shoulder. Rondo went down with a thud and there was some extracurricular macho posing on both sides, but, after realizing he was still in one piece, Rondo popped up and hit the two free throws .

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