Re: What's the deal with all the Rondo criticism??
posted at 3/3/2011 5:50 PM EST
In Response to Re: What's the deal with all the Rondo criticism??
[QUOTE]Most of Rondo's shots are jump shots. He hits 45% OF HIS JUMP SHOTS. (The shots that he "couldn't hit to save his life", supposedly. The Rondo-haters could look that up, but of course they won't because of what they "see". The possibility that bias might color their views and their memory has never once occurred to them. Re: "lay-ups": many of Rondo's inside shot are spectacular - but you dismiss them as mere "lay-ups". Oh, and "floaters". Those are really easy, too, I suppose. Despite all those jumpshots and very difficult lay-ups against much bigger players, and all those floaters in the lane (one of the most difficult shots in BB according to Tommy Heinsohn), Rondo has one of the three highest shooting percentages among point guards. And last year, he had the highest. I have demolished the Dud's four Hall of Famers argument so many times it's pitiful. Just go Back to the playoffs two years ago when there no Shaq, no KG, Ray shooting terribly, and Paul looking very tired. That means NO ONE WAS PLAYING LIKE A HALL OF FAMER or even particularly well. Despite that, Rondo came very close to AVERAGING A TRIPLE DOUBLE for all three playoff series combined. In ther words, Rondo played at his best without ANY Hall of Famers. Those playoffs and last year's are ignored by the Rondo-hater's. They can only see the last quarter of the last game of the fourth series. The quarter in which the Lakers were given many more FTs than the Celtics and the three Hall of Famers were clanking so many shots that the Forum sounded like a chain-making factory. I don't write these responses to the many false accusations made against Rondo in order to educate the critics (they are uneducatable). I do it because, like Superman, I believe in "truth, justice and the American way", and to ensure that any impressionable young minds aren't influenced by constantly-repeated lies. What the haters get out of this, I have no idea. It's certainly not a pursuit of truth.
Posted by jerrycole[/QUOTE]
Guess I don't need to write 1000 words - something this simple will do...... "most of Rondo's shots are jumpers and he shoots 45%"........ none of those shots are contested and any point guard of any value given those shots would shoot 90%........ that should do it.
Rondo is the automatic double off guy..... but it is easy to ignore everything that is said and written and somehow use a ridiculous stat to support his or her argument.....
Doc Rivers after the finals - "Rondo's inability to shoot really hurt us in the playoffs"
Coach K - "we can't afford to have players on the floor who can't shoot"
I forget the exact game but it has happened any number of times - announcer 1 "if Rondo could start hitting that shot blah blah blah"... announcer 2 - "there is a reason he is that wide open"....
While looking for someone to pass the ball to in order to get an assist, he missed a layup in the all-star game.... nuff said.