Shaq: President Obama crushed Rajon Rondo’s confidence
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.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The critics say President Obama has done nothing during his first term in office.
Well, they’re wrong.
Last March, ‘The Leader of the Free World’ did something 29 NBA teams couldn’t do: he destroyed Rajon Rondo, the All-Star point guard for the Boston Celtics.
Shaquille O’Neal claims Obama publicly joked that Ray Allen, the NBA’s greatest three-point marksmen, needed to teach Rondo a thing or two about shooting when the Celtics met the president at a fund raiser.
Shaq, a former Celtic who signed with TNT as a broadcaster, believes the incident shattered Rondo’s confidence. The Big Broadcaster says Rondo, from that day forward, shot the ball poorly and eventually stopped taking outside shots.
Obama, love him or hate him, has done something while in office: he wrecked the confidence of a top NBA point guard.
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