Re: Call out the Rondo haters on their false assertions
posted at 3/2/2011 3:50 PM EST
In Response to Re: Call out the Rondo haters on their false assertions
[QUOTE]I've often thought that there should be a board rule against responding to the Dud's posts - it's too much like shooting fish in a barrel, very unsporting. But I just can't resist. It's a character flaw, I know it. I'll just respond to the most ridiculous parts - although that doesn't cut it down much. 1) "clang like in tonight's game" - except that Rondo hit 9 of his sixteen shots, well over 50%. 2) "Doc said that Rondo's inability to shoot hurt the team." "Coach K said they couldn't have players who can't shoot." Both statements were true. BUT they were about last year when Rondo shot 37% on jump shots. This year he's shooting 45%. Try to keep up with the times. Dud. You're stuck in the past. 3) DHarris "outscored Rondo tonight". The Dud's allegiance to the Knicks shows itself here. See Dud, in Celtic Nation, most people understand that there is more to the game than scoring. Most of the Celtics' many championship teams had no one anywhere near the scoring championship. In Boston, we equally value the many other aspects of the game. So the fact that Harris outscored Rondo by ONE POINT tonight doesn't impress real Celtics fans when Rondo also had 11 assists to Harris's 5, 4 rebounds to Harris's 1, and shot 56% to Harris's 54%. Try to wrap your mind around the fact that scoring points isn't all there is in basketball. 4) The Celtics only beat "a team that had been together for a week." Apparently you missed the news that two of the Celtics top seven guys have been with the team only since Friday. 5) "Rondo isn't even part of the offense late in games." Apparently you missed the part of the first post in this thread that related these FACTS: Late in close games, Rondo shoots more, scores more, has more assists and rebounds and steals, and fewer turnovers on a per minute basis than his averages. That doesn't sound like "not even part of the offense to me". Does it to you? 6) In trying to make the case that Rondo's deficiencies cost the Celtics the Championship last year, you ignored the team's terrible shooting and many fouls. You also ignored Rondo's triple double in game 2, and near triple double in game 6. Oh, I forgot - as a Knicks fan you are ignorant of the many aspects of basketball other than scoring. I don't blame you for that - I just think it's a shame. 7) You attempted to denigrate Rondo's brilliant performance in the '09 playoffs by stating that Rose "outscored" him. There it is again - the belief that all there is to basketball is scoring. Apparently you missed the fact that Rondo handily surpassed Rose in other aspects of the game, such as assists, steals, rebounds, shooting percentage, etc. In addition, you missed the fact that I referred to the playoffS - i.e., the other two series as well. For those THREE series, with no Garnett, Rondo averaged a near triple double. While "performed brilliantly" is a matter of opinion, it's an opinion that is shared by virtually every person who watched those playoffs - other than you, Pud and Acie. Could I suggest that you try learning about ALL aspects of basketball before offering your opinions and falsehoods masquerading as "facts".
Posted by jerrycole[/QUOTE]
This was beautiful.
Oh and I'd add on point number two that Westbrook, is a career 26% three point shooter much like Rondo (both have improved although Rondo is shooting the three better this year than Westbrook). Obviously the Thunder should trade Westbrook for Mike Bibby right away.