If you have always desired to see Rajon Rondo throw a bounce pass into a net, dribble half-assedly through a few cones, and finish a moronic obstacle course with an uncontested layup, Saturday night will now fulfill your wildest fantasies. Me? I just think the Skills Challenge is the dumbest competition ever, and I’m mildly upset I actually now have to watch it. Thanks for nothing, David Stern or whichever of Stern’s minions decided to replace Stephen Curry with Rajon Rondo.
P.S. — Because Oscar Robertson and Bob Cousy declined the invitation, Jerry Stackhouse was named as a replacement in the 3-point contest. I’m not sure there is a better “Stackhouse is considerably older than the three-point shot itself” joke than this: Stack was drafted in the same draft as Andrew DeClerq, Cherokee Parks, Ed O’Bannon, Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, Shawn Respert and … wait for it … don’t stop waiting, it’s worth it … I’ll give you a hint: he occasionally makes sense … Donny Marshall.
P.P.S. — Want to wipe the “Donny Marshall was drafted in the same draft as Jerry Stackhouse, ha ha ha” smile right off your face? Kevin Garnett was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the same year. Damn it all to hell.