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jeffb 09-08-2011 04:35 PM

Rondo got dissed by Obama
 
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In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine Arts for a fund-raiser and got to hang with President Barack Obama. Everyone was a little bit in awe. The President turns to Ray, points at Rondo, and says, ďHey, Ray, why donít you teach this kid how to shoot?Ē Everyone starts laughing...

KG told me he saw the look on Rondoís face and the kid was devastated, embarrassed. Dissed by the President, even though Iím sure Obama didnít mean any harm. Rondo smiled and went along with all of it, but KG told me he could see it in his eyes. It bothered Rondo. It killed him.

The next day Rondo shot the ball horribly. He stopped taking shots after that. Heís so sensitive. I think it was a real jolt to hear the outside perception of a basketball fan who happens to be the President of the United States. It messed with his mind. Iím sure of it.

Did Obama really impact Rondo? - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Alex 09-08-2011 05:29 PM

Wow. Hopefully it awakens a beast inside of him.

jeffb 09-08-2011 05:31 PM

He should have told KG to pick on players his own size. lol

Stonezz 09-08-2011 05:34 PM

That's actually pretty arms. I would've been embarassed too, especially infront of my peers

'trane 09-08-2011 05:44 PM

i'm sure obama was just trying to hang like one of the guys. it just shows how impossible it is for the president to be 'just one of the guys.

Metallikid 09-08-2011 05:46 PM

As understandable as that might be, the fact is to be the best you have to take your lumps and show up when it matters and until Rondo can shoot 75% from the line and actually make a mid-range jumper all he'll be good for is dropping dimes to three HOFers. Aging HOFers at that.

Fixxxer 09-08-2011 08:34 PM

Homeboy gets paid enough money to take barbs like that....even if it is from the Prez. You know if George W said that, it wouldn't have been taken that way.

Dark Knight 09-08-2011 09:52 PM

Rondo has insanely large hands and arms. I think his hands are almost the same size as Shaq's which make defense pretty easy, but shooting pretty hard.

Someguy again 09-08-2011 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 570145)
Rondo has insanely large hands and arms. I think his hands are almost the same size as Shaq's which make defense pretty easy, but shooting pretty hard.

jordan had some big hands

Dark Knight 09-08-2011 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Someguy again (Post 570149)
jordan had some big hands

Yeah, but Jordan's were only slightly larger than they should be for a man his size. Rondo's hands are like the equilvalent of a 7 footer's.


bjjs 09-09-2011 01:11 AM

Big hands have nothing to do with it; it's all upstairs.

box92 09-09-2011 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Fixxxer (Post 570133)
Homeboy gets paid enough money to take barbs like that....even if it is from the Prez. You know if George W said that, it wouldn't have been taken that way.

kanye would have come in and said he doesnt like black people :cookie:

jeffb 09-09-2011 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bjjs (Post 570171)
Big hands have nothing to do with it;

That's what she said

th3answ3r 09-09-2011 07:25 PM

If Kobe heard this, he'd shoot jumpers until he couldn't miss.


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