Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 3:52 pm  |  33 responses

Rajon Rondo’s Ridiculous Box Jump (VIDEO)

No plyo is too high for the Celtics PG.

Rajon Rondo may not be known for his boosties, but his sneaky athleticism was on full display at the Cs training facility this week. Peep Rondo in the video above, clearing an insanely high plyo that mere humans only dream of scaling. This is what you call ups, folks!

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  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    That’s really not that high. I’ve done it and I’m 5’8 lol That’s still pretty cool that he cleared it though so respect.

  • King

    Them boosties tho

  • robb

    @T-Ray I’ve done it too, it’s pretty high dude, I think we’re decent athletes lol.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Yea you’re probably right robb lol I ran track and played ball so I trained like this constantly.

  • pposse

    if i were to coach un-athletic kids i would show them videos solely of rajon rondo.

  • Heals

    robb and T-R, put your $$$ up guys! Just kidding, but seriously stuff like this just makes me wonder what kinda ridiculous shht these guys can do that they don’t even realize. Especially the LBJ’s, DH12′s and nate robinson’s types…

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Haha @ Heals but in all seriousness I jumped this and didn’t know I had bone spurs I just thought my feet were hurting because I was tired lol it hurt like hell later on though

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    pposse, Why? To show them what they can never achieve no matter how hard they work? lol..

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    If you think that’s high, check out Adrian Wilson (safety for the Cardinals, I think).

  • bike

    Really more of an exercise in seeing if he can get his feet up around his ears than a jumping ability demo. Always thought Rondo was part frog anyway.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Adrien Peterson does this with 75 lbs dumbbells in each hand.

  • Heals

    @JT21 that’s the originator in my book, still remember just laughing in disbelief at Adrian the first time I saw that. With bone spurs too (ankles, feet, ???) T-R, you must’ve (could still be, just sayin) been a 5’8″ stick of dynamite…

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    most OVERrated player in the L!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    They were in my feet and I have legs like a twig so it was always and still is mind boggling how I’m able to do it. I think because I have strong calves but just skinny legs if that makes sense.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Not bad…
    Not bad at all.

  • Raptor

    Box jumps are stupid… you can jump on a very high box without jumping really high, provided you have good enough hip flexibility.

  • BostonBaller

    can’t please everyone. lol

  • 2 chainz

    every1 check out houston texan d end jj watt..6’6 290 lbs.. does it on 55 inch box

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    This isnt a true indicator of one’s vertical jump. I’m white, un-athletic and can do this. This is more an indicator of flexibility, i.e., the ability to get knees up at chest level.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4FqOUz-Ia4 Ugh

    Yeah, because flexibility in your hips is a totally useless and not the result of hard work like vertical leap is.

  • Shifty

    Taller boxes then the one D Wade does….

  • JL

    Now can the season please start already?

  • rand33p

    it’s a combo of explosiveness and flexibility and is an awesome exercise in my opinion

  • dannyb

    Why is he in the gym with his shirt off?

  • average joe

    this is absolutly not that high + he takes a steep witch makes it clearly easyer! go to youtube and search for “boxjump” an you`ll find at least 10 more impressiv jumps than that.

  • http://www.huwlhopkins.com #6marjon

    lol @dannyb
    he did this jump pretty easy it looks

  • luigichalmers

    @Shifty are you saying Rondo is a better athlete than Wade? LOL

  • EJ

    @dannyb: maybe he doesn’t want to do laundry.

  • dupelupe

    The most ridiculous part of this whole thing is that someone (I’m afraid it may have been a grown man), used the word “Boosties” in a sentence. Dang, times sure have changed. Boosties??? I miss 2pac more every day…

  • krispykreme

    I’d eat that jump.

  • greg

    rare to see a guy that athletic think the game as well as he does. He is a really smart kid even in school. i think it is pretty hard to do that box jump after destroying your body against nba players for 8-10 months a year for as long as rondo has been around the game.

  • Dion

    @ Shifty: D. Wade does depth jumps off of a box, while Rondo’s doing jumps onto a box, which are a lot easier.

  • Herbz

    People who comment that wasn’t too high, you need to know he is a professional basketball player. Of course this jump is not his specialty. Why would someone say go on youtube search this and that, you will find lots of ppl who jump higher?

    It’s like a NBA player ran 100 m for 10.5 seconds. then you say :” oh go on youtube to search 100m race, you will find a lot of ppl who run faster than that”