Shaq is writing a memoir.
I am sure it will be very entertaining book and I hope to review a copy (alas it won’t include any of the goon stories, but still should be good).
Shaq has an interesting take on what caused Rajon Rondo’s shooting slump after the Kendrick Perkins trade.
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, “Hey, Ray, why don’t you teach this kid how to shoot?” Everyone starts laughing.
KG told me he saw the look on Rondo’s face and the kid was devastated, embarrassed. Dissed by the President, even though I’m sure Obama didn’t 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. He’s 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. I’m sure of it.
Is it possible that Rondo is that sensitive?
I swear these guys are all caught up in their Drake Feelings. If the President said my jumper was weak, I wouldn’t start crying about it, I would work on my jumper.
Shaq could be exaggerating (I hope so), but if true, can you really trust Rondo to be the future leader of the Celtics?