Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 12:00 pm  |  22 responses

Rajon Rondo’s Game 2 Performance Inspired in Part by Brian Scalabrine

Prior to his heroic effort in a losing cause last night, Rajon Rondo sought basketball advice from one of the unlikeliest sources: former teammate Brian Scalabrine. Per CSNNE: “Scalabrine has always been a huge fan of Rondo since their playing days together in Boston, and Scal knows how special the point guard can be. Rondo clearly values Scalabrine’s views, as he asked him why he wasn’t having success around the rim in Game 1. Now we don’t know exactly what Scalabrine said to him, but Scal offered us a bit of insight into the meeting. In a nutshell: be aggressive. ‘Rajon, they’re collapsing on you,’ Scalabrine said of his message to Rondo on. ‘Use your instincts, make plays. That’s what you want to do. That’s why you’re so special. Your instincts are off the charts. If you see a layup, shoot a layup. If you [see] a pass, make the pass. Trust your guys: trust Ray Allen, trust Paul Pierce. And I feel like he feels that he needs to be more aggressive making basketball plays … If 20 shots is what it takes, that’s what it takes. Rajon Rondo needs to be more aggressive in making his players around him more better.’”

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  • Marc

    White mamba

  • Rrfanatic

    Rondo take a note man

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Scalabrine comes to Celtics, they win championship. Scalabrine leaves the Celtics, no more championship.

  • toinefan88

    Wise words from the human victory cigar.

  • whooo!

    Its like an onion article or NBA meme cone to life

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4&feature=related Copacabanban

    Servin it up, Scala style

  • http://www.google.be/imgres?q=NO!+meme&um=1&hl=nl&sa=N&rlz=1C1AFAB_enBE454BE454&biw=1600&bih=763&tbm=isch&tbnid=L3l0ZW3D5dDSDM:&imgrefurl=http://forthesakeofscience Max

    Scals next quest is to go coach Charlotte to a title in 2015!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    The White Mamba has spoken.

  • ti-sizzle

    Who else can imagine Scalabrine saying all this to Rondo with Seth Rogan’s voice??

  • vtrobot

    @ti-sizzle: I think most of us imagine Scal with Michael Rappaport’s voice.

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    White mamba alert!!

  • Heals

    Stuff like this always takes some of the sting out of a tough L, long live the White Mamba…

  • Well DAMN

    *Braces self for the memes*

  • bike

    Nice story but Doc Rivers said the exact same thing about Rondo after game 1.

  • hatersrfunny

    Trust me rondo listening to scalaweeny cant help u now

  • http://slamonline.com 19821982

    This is a joke right? Because Scal only gives advice to MVPs.

  • Ash

    Rajon is already a great player to get a consistent jump makes him unstoppable.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Brian Scalabrine and Michael Rappaport are the same person. Co-sign vtrobot.

  • robb

    mo’ better Scalabrine

  • riggs

    im tellin ya right now, Scals will be a great coach.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Brian Scalabrine and Matt Bonner create success.

  • http://slamonline.com Maker

    Everything I do is inspired by Brian Scalabrine.