Will LeBron James Shut Down Rajon Rondo?

May 10th, 2010 by Ryan McDonnell Leave a reply »

Rajon Rondo's Game Four performance was an instant classic that will not soon be forgotten. 

Rondo finished with 29 points, 18 rebounds, and 13 assists.  Anyone who watched SportsCenter after the game now knows that only two other players in the history of the NBA Playoffs put up those kind of numbers. 

One is Oscar Robertson and the other is Wilt Chamberlain.

Following the Celtics' victory on Sunday evening, LeBron James had this to say about covering Rondo in the next game, "Rondo is definitely dominating the series at the point guard position. For me, I don't have a problem with taking Rondo or guarding him throughout the course of the game. If the coaching staff or the guys want me to do that, I will."

What would be the outcome of matching James with Rondo defensively? 

James' athleticism is spectacular and he would have 85 pounds and roughly eight inches over Rondo.  Would James shut Rondo down thoug ...

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