Early predictions stated the NBA lockout would affect players and teams in a variety of ways. No one could have guessed the game’s fundamental shots would suffer as well. LeBron aired a free throw in the preseason but Rajon Rondo one-upped him by completely blowing a slightly contested layup in the Celts 115-107 losing effort against the Heat on Tuesday night. No foul or missed call. Only thunderous footsteps which caused the misstep.
Rondo finished with 22 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds but it’s the airball that’s likely to land him on an end-of-season blooper reel.