Rajon Rondo Makes Hakeem Olajuwon Proud With This Fake

The Boston Celtics went on a 16-0 run during the second quarter to take control of Game 6 of their 2012 NBA Playoffs first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. The run was punctuated by this layup from point guard Rajon Rondo, which came after he faked Josh Smith out of his shoes. Here's video.


Rondo came surging down on the fast break, and as Smith met him, he threw in a fake that would make Hakeem Olajuwon proud. Smith went flying by, and Rondo converted the layup.

On the one hand, I wonder why anyone would go for a Rondo pump fake, since he does them so often. On the other hand, that was one hell of a fake, and it was perfectly timed. I guess I can't blame Smith too much.

For more on the Celtics, head over to CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston. For more on the Hawks, check out Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation Atlanta.

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