When you’re trying to beat this Warriors team, you have to pull out ALL the stops. A seasoned vet like Rajon Rondo knows this.
The Pelicans probably don’t have a chance to compete with the Warriors if it’s ONLY basketball, so expect to see antics like this all throughout this (likely short) series.
For instance, like Rondo snatching the ball during Draymond Green’s free throws & wiping his sweaty head all over it. This can accomplish two things–if Draymond is a germaphobe, maybe the thought of what just happened creeps in his head just enough to force a miss, or it could just make the ball slippery.
Either way, it didn’t matter, the Pelicans went down 121-116 and are now down 2-0.
Flip the page to see Rondo try to get into Draymond’s head at the free throw line: