This is why we need the internet, for videos like this. You’ve probably noticed Rajon Rondo doing weird things when the Celtics win the game’s opening tip — the football play and the header got some dap earlier this season — but you would have never realized how weird it is that he does something every time if someone hadn’t taken the time to stitch together all of these. Now, you’ll never not notice Rajon Rondo when the Celtics are getting ready to start a game.

On the flip side, now that this has been broadcast to the internet, it’s easy to see some coach (probably Tom Thibodeau) figuring out a way to exploit this little joke and force a turnover, just for two extra points. But let’s hope that doesn’t happen. This is too good to lose so quickly. Keep being weird, Rajon Rondo.

(via Deadspin)

Comments (13)

  1. Is anyone else just surprised that Jermaine O’Neal won that many tip-offs?

  2. You should credit too, it’s where the video came from

  3. chris paul does some ridiculous “walk the dog” moves on tips and inbounds too. am i confused, or isnt it a walk when you control the ball, throw it out to yourself and take like 15 steps then pick up the dribble again?

  4. i think he does this because they tip off while Rondo’s still fixing his shorts. every damn time.

  5. Are those HIGH dribbles legal?

  6. This makes me not hate Rondo a little more

  7. was I the only one who felt like a large number of those happened on tip offs against the bobcats?

  8. God I love that man.

  9. This hasn’t just happened this season, I have noticed it in years past. So I guess it we wouldn’t be losing it too soon but that’s just another reason why I like watching Rondo play.

  10. He’s doing these moves at the start of the game to get a feel of the game ball, how it handles and bounces.

  11. “Play as if the Bobcats are champs”

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