Re: 23 pts 12 assists and 5 boards
posted at 12/1/2010 6:19 PM EST
In Response to 23 pts 12 assists and 5 boards
[QUOTE]...and there are still people who are hatin on Rondo. This is a good night for Rondo in terms of scoring, and a fairly average game in terms of assists and rebounds. I don't know what else you want out of him. He absolutely shreds defenses and people still want to hate on his free throws. Come on! People don't get on Ray for not averaging a ton of rebounds. It just isn't something that he does well. People still want to hate on Rondo though. This will probably get some responses from the haters, but the stats speak for themselves.
Posted by existentialparquet[/QUOTE]
Rondo's first game back Calderon had 14points and 15 assists while Rondo had 4 points and 14 assists. Every single night you can find a point guard that had a better night than Rondo and none of those point guards play with Shaq, Pierce, KG, and Ray.
I know that it is completely impossible for most people to think that there are actual other players in the league and other teams in the league.... as if the Cs are playing the Washington Generals every night like the Harlem Globetrotters.... Mike Conley Jr had 28 last night while beating the Lakers and he did not have #5, #36, #34, and #20, etc.
It also probably does not occur to any fans that the opposing coach says "let Rondo do whatever he wants, Paul, Ray, and KG are not going to beat us tonight"......like last night.
Rondo is a nice player and throws up some gaudy stats but whenever you view those stats make at least a reasonbly objective attempt at recognizing that Rondo is playing with 4 first ballot hall of fame players, a couple of them unanimous, and he does not make them better - i.e. they were all already going to the hall of fame.
Which of the guys that Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Westbrook, Nash, Kidd, and so on are going to the hall of fame? Which of these guys have all 4 of their fellow starters are going first ballot?
Rondo remains the worst shooter in the league by just about any measure... they played one of the absolute worst teams in the league and Rondo had a game that Chris Paul is an average year for Chris Paul - but of course perspective does not matter.
If Chris Paul has 23 and 12.... snooze, whatever.... Rondo has 23 and 12 and homers / idiots think how can there be any doubt that he can be anything less than the best point guard in the league.
The degree to which Rondo benefits from who he plays with cannot be overestimated........ If Tyreke Evans is the point guard they are just as good if not better, if Steph Curry, etc. if Brandon Jennings, etc. if John Wall etc. if Arron Brooks etc. if so on so on.......