Wow. Not much more I can add to the Rondo lovefest taking place in Celtics nation. I had the fortune of witnessing the triple-double in person last night and I echo the sentiments of KG – it felt like there were three Rondo’s on the court.
However, being the cynical one around here, I must point out that the national media and bloggers still don’t understand how good Rondo is. Take the ScoresReport.com’s ranking of the top young point guards. Rondo is 6th, behind Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Devin Harris and Mo Williams. Yes – Mo Williams.
Rondo should be second. Period. He leads everyone but Paul in assists, steals and rebounds.
KG and Rondo got most of the attention in last night’s win – but in my opinion, the real star was Ray Allen. Seemed like half of Rondo’s assists came on Allen jumpers. And with Paul Pierce shooting like he was either hungover or exhausted from tending to his baby girl the previous night, Ray kept the offense humming with his shooting.
And Marc Spears has a great story of how Ray helped a buddy of his who was caught up in that terror attack in India:
Worried that Jones could be targeted because he was an American, Allen also told his friend that if a terrorist asked for his passport to say he didn’t have it and that he was Jamaican.
“When I called him, I was telling him everything I heard on TV,” Allen said yesterday. “[Jones learned] about the hotel being on fire and I told him that there was police outside. I told him, ‘This is what is happening. From what they are saying, there are still terrorists running around shooting people and throwing grenades. You need to hide and don’t open the door if someone knocks on it.’
Today’s Links: Globe – Rondo Sets Hot Pace | Shank – No One Beating C’s | Ray Helps Friend Caught In Terror Attack | Herald – Rondo Pushes Pace | Pacers See Celtics/Lakers Final | Celts Nearly Drafted Granger | MWDN – C’s Winning Over Fan Base | ESPN-Western Conf. Playoff Predictions
As always, hot cheerleader picture after the jump. This one is worth the extra click, trust me.