This game felt like a jazz performance somehow. I have never seen one and I don’t know anything about jazz, so I can’t really support that statement in any way. Seemed jazzy, though. Anyway…what were we talking about? Right. Highlights.
3. A Fancy Dribbling Party
The shot and the foul are pretty “dece,” but this is mostly about those zippy Rondo crossovers for me. Seemed like an expression of his enthusiasm and involvement and that is awesome. What would you do if you were guarding someone in a pickup game and he started throwing this stuff at you? You would either a) fall down or b) you would just fall down.
Jazzy, right? Everyone seemed to be playing with a little extra flair tonight. I had fun.
2. Ray Allen Does a Football Thing
Everyone is such a sucker for these long cross-court passes in transition. We are totally Chupa Chups for this stuff. I admit to loving them myself! Ray places this pass so perfectly in Wilcox’s arms you wonder why he didn’t just throw it right in the basket from 75 feet instead.
“He’d be on my team!” screams Tommy. Not sure what kind of playground team-captain scenario Tommy is picturing here but I get the gist.
1. Rajon Rondo, Neutrino
I don’t know if it was just my Internet getting faster because I adjusted one of the router antennas so it was pointing straight up, but Rondo looked much quicker tonight. Was it just Brandon Jennings getting completely burnt on every drive? Is Jennings that slow? It doesn’t seem like he should be. Anyway, here are three clips of Rondo embarrassing everyone.
“Speed kills,” as they say. Until senior year of high school I thought that phrase was about drugs. Like, methamphetamines. To be honest, I’m still not 100% sure it’s not.
0. Chris Wilcox Approaches Greatness, Retreats
This dunk looked like it was going to be a furious monster. I excitedly stood up from my chair when he took off, but then had to make the long journey back down in shame. Very sad missed opportunity.
I’ll tell you what Chris Wilcox is after making that second dunk: a happy guy. Enjoy your second chance at life, Chris. We don’t all get them.