Basketball Politics

Now that Shaq has retired, he has joined the crew at TNT (Shaq, Barkley, and Miller? YES!) and wrote a book about life in the NBA. Here's a little part I read in an article.


BOSTON-Shaquille O’Neal has blamed President Barack Obama for Boston Celtics’ point guard, Rajon Rondo’s shooting troubles and confidence.

O’Neal claims that Obama made fun of his shooting ability during a fund raiser where they met the President in his book “Shaq UnCut.”

The Huffington Post reports:

The President turns to Ray, points at Rondo, and says, “Hey, Ray, why don’t you teach this kid how to shoot?” Everyone starts laughing.

KG 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.

Shaq went on to write that Rondo “shot the ball horribly” the next day and he “stopped taking shots after that.”

Rondo is my second favorite point guard after Steve Nash, and probably the most electrifying passer since Magic Johnson. Unfortunately he'll never be a superstar because of his lack of confidence. Forget the bad economy, if I don't vote for Obama in 2012, THIS is why I won't vote for him. (that and the fact that he killed Osama. Now I won't get to see Osama in Family Guy anymore... COME ON!!!! )

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

someone get this guy out of office. come on!