NBA players competing in H.O.R.S.E. is one of those ideas that sounds too cool to mess up. What's not to love about NBA players one-upping each other on trick shots? Well, how about if Rajon Rondo is prominently involved.â†µ
According to reports, the field for the recently resurrected H.O.R.S.E. competition will pit Kevin Durant, Omri Casspi...and Rajon Rondo. Durant and Casspi are fine choices, but Rondo? He can't even make unguarded 15-footers. Just hitting the rim can be an adventure for him. Maybe he has a reservoir of trick shots Doc Rivers won't let him unleash during games, but unless they're playing under Lebron-Dwight rules, I just don't see it. Seriously, watch that video again. Dude airballed a free throw.
The real travesty, of course, is that the league overlooked some glaringly obvious choices, like Monta Ellis and Steve Nash. Throw in Lebron, who's certainly demonstrated some trick shot prowess, and you'd be set. You're telling me you wouldn't watch that? What's that? You'd prefer to watch Rajon Rondo brick 20-footers? Thanks David Stern.