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Your daily Rajon Rondo update: Cornhole dominance

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On September 2, 2011 @ 10:27 am In General | 1 Comment

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Around 2 a.m. on Friday morning, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo tweeted this photo of himself playing cornhole with the claim that he and former University of Louisville guard Alhaji Mohammed went 29-1 on the night. His opponents, former Atlanta Hawks forward Donta Smith and former Howard University all-conference player James “Mac” Wilkinson, disputed that claim, simply responding: “False [4].”

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I guess Rondo can shoot after all. Good thing President Obama wasn’t around to crack jokes. And cue the Corey Hart music: “I wear my sunglasses at night, so I can, so I can”

As always, here’s the quick rundown of what has been an extremely busy offseason for Rondo …

  • July 14: Rondo hosted his annual basketball camp in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., revealing to reporters [6]: “I’m still in a little bit of pain right now, but the swelling is down. The only thing is there’s swelling in my joint. I’ll be fine, it just takes time. I’ve got a couple more weeks that I’m off.”
  • July 26: Rondo told Yahoo! Sports [7] the Celtics let the Perkins trade affect them too much.
  • July 27: We discovered evidence of Rondo’s healing elbow [8] during his Las Vegas vacation.
  • July 28: We learned Rondo will be playing in an August 15 exhibition game [9] against the Dominican Republic national team.
  • July 29: University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari alerted us [10] that Rondo will enroll at the school in order to practice and help coach the team along with fellow Wildcats John Wall and Eric Bledsoe.
  • July 31: Rondo attended Patriots training camp [11] and shared some time with head coach Bill Belichick, nose tackle Vince Wilfork and recently acquired wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.
  • Aug. 2: Rondo and Red Bull presented Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino a check for $76,500 to upgrade the city’s basketball courts. There, he revealed to ESPN.com [12] that he has full range of motion in the elbow and the Celtics veterans may organize group workouts if the NBA lockout lingers.
  • Aug. 13: While in Texas for Kendrick Perkins‘ summer camp, Rondo told reporters [13] that he set Oct. 1 as the decision deadline for whether or not he’ll play overseas during the NBA lockout. Also, Rondo was reportedly not at the club when Perkins was arrested for public intoxication [14].
  • Aug. 15: Rondo wore No. 9 while playing for a team [15] of University of Kentucky alums in the first of two exhibition games against the Dominican national team. His team lost, 106-88.
  • Aug. 16: Rondo played the second exhibition game, as fellow former Wildcats John Wall, Eric Bledsoe and DeMarcus Cousins all praised his leadership [16].
  • Aug. 17: SLAM revealed an excerpt of Jackie MacMullan’s latest book, and Shaquille O’Neal hinted that a President Barack Obama quip [17] might deserve some of the blame for Rondo’s late-season slump.
  • Aug. 19: Red Bull announces Rondo will attend the King of the Rock 1-on-1 basketball tournament [18] on Alcatraz Sept. 24.

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[4] False: http://twitter.com/#!/MindOfMac/status/109504232570368000

[5] Image: http://greenstreet.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Rondo-cornhole-tweet.png

[6] revealing to reporters: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/07/14/rajon-rondo-its-the-worst-pain-ive-ever-been-in-playing-ball/

[7] Rondo told Yahoo! Sports: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/07/26/rajon-rondo-and-his-celtics-teammates-let-the-kendrick-perkins-trade-get-into-their-heads/

[8] evidence of Rondo’s healing elbow: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/07/27/rajon-rondo-can-bend-his-elbow-just-fine/

[9] playing in an August 15 exhibition game: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/07/28/impromptu-irish-coffee-the-next-bill-russell/

[10] John Calipari alerted us: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/07/29/your-daily-rajon-rondo-update-back-to-school/

[11] attended Patriots training camp: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/08/01/your-daily-rajon-rondo-update-at-patriots-practice/

[12] he revealed to ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/boston/nba/story/_/id/6827948/rajon-rondo-full-range-motion-swollen-elbow?campaign=rss&source=NBAHeadlines

[13] Rondo told reporters: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21129806/rondo-undecided-overseas-option

[14] arrested for public intoxication: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21129836/reports-perkins-arrested-hometown

[15] playing for a team: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/08/16/10-things-i-heard-about-celtics-ii/

[16] praised his leadership: http://community.lex18.com/acutler/?p=1123

[17] a President Barack Obama quip: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/08/17/president-obama-why-doesnt-ray-allen-teach-rajon-rondo-to-shoot/

[18] the King of the Rock 1-on-1 basketball tournament: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/08/19/your-daily-rajon-rondo-update-on-alcatraz/

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