A few days ago against the Utah Jazz, Rajon Rondo did an absurd around-the-back dribble from his left hand to his left hand, all while traveling at full speed. He then hit Ray Allen for an open three-pointer, which Ray drained.
Yesterday, Rondo did the same dribble again, this time immobilizing Sean May with the move, then finishing the play off by himself.
What is Rondo’s ceiling?
The kid is as physically gifted as any point guard in the league, and as disruptive a defender as they come. Rondo makes one or two plays every single night that take you out of your seat and make you wonder if anyone else in basketball can make that play. He’s not quite Lebron James — who makes plays like that so routinely it doesn’t surprise anyone anymore — but Rondo, as Doc Rivers pointed out, has quickly become one of the league’s most electric performers.
Thank God the Celtics resigned him.