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Three weeks to training camp… Rajon Rondo knows ball fakes

Sep 8, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to

It’s a singularly unique move in today’s NBA. The ball-fake’s not new. And Rajon Rondo isn’t the only one to use it. He’s just the only one to use it the way he does. It’s simultaneously disorienting, and a representation of style. It hearkens back to the truest concepts expressed in Free Darko. It’s all about creativity and improvisation. And it’s just freaking cool. Like I said earlier this week, it’s all about art.

And this one might be my personal favorite:

The flip to get one man off him, then beats the help defense with a similar move. It’s sneaky, it’s inventive, it’s sometimes unnecessary, but it’s an indelible part of the modern NBA. Can’t wait to see you fake it again, Rondo.

  1. mikejd12 - Sep 8, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Why so many rondo articles?

    • mickeylolich1968 - Sep 8, 2012 at 10:33 PM

      Watch the games. Watch every celtics game for a couple of weeks.
      Then you will no longer need to ask the question, “Why so many Rondo articles”.
      In a big mans league he is a six foot one inch B.A.M.F.

    • jjordannba - Sep 8, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      Because from the looks of it, this may be the season where Rondo shows everyone his full capabilities. He’s becoming a leader and a more mature player preparing to take on more responsibility. This could be his best season yet, that’s what many are predicting. A top 5 MVP candidate.

      • money2long - Sep 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

        rondo can ball. i have no shame as a knicks fan to call rondo one of my fav PGs

      • scalfor3 - Sep 9, 2012 at 3:08 AM

        also, rondos done a bunch of interviews recently. and theres literally nothing else going on

  2. readysethike - Sep 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    exactly and all the rondo articles are similar

    • phaden27 - Sep 8, 2012 at 10:16 PM

      Still a better article than anything with the title, “Lin-Sanity”.

  3. manotas211 - Sep 9, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Too many Rondo articles. Give us a little taste of something else. Rondo can ball but he still can’t knock a 15 jump shot if his life depended on it. So many PG in the game how about some articles on any one else not named Rondo!!!

    • phaden27 - Sep 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      Oh please. Where were you when the site was spewing Reggie Miller articles everyday. Just get out.

    • nycalldayz - Sep 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      Shouldn’t hate another, baby!

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