According to the upcoming book ‘Shaq Uncut’ from former Celtic Shaquille O’Neal, we can all blame Rajon Rondo’s poor shooting on president Obama. According to the excerpt obtained by CSNNE.com:
“In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine Arts for a fund-raiser and got to hang with President Barack Obama. Everyone was a little bit in awe. The President turns to Ray (Allen), points at Rondo, and says, “Hey, Ray, why don’t you teach this kid how to shoot?” Everyone starts laughing.
KG (Kevin Garnett) told me he saw the look on Rondo’s face and the kid was devastated, embarrassed. Dissed by the President, even though I’m sure Obama didn’t mean any harm. Rondo smiled and went along with all of it, but KG told me he could see it in his eyes. It bothered Rondo. It killed him.
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.”
While it’s fun to look for reasons to blame the president for everything that is wrong, I find it hard to believe that a zinger from the commander in chief would derail the star point guard’s season, it’s not like he was lighting the net on fire prior to the event at the MFA.
Rando gets the last laugh though, his 47.5 field goal percentage, for the 2010-2011 season, is higher than the president’s current 42% approval rating. Bam