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GodsSon
01-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Rajon Rondo is leading the NBA in assists by a wide margin at 13.3 per game. He's also second in the NBA in steals, pilfering 2.4 per contest. And, as it turns out, he might also be leading the league in stolen assists per game.

All year, we've seen Rajon pulling up in transition to needlessly buffer his assist totals with an unnecessary pass to someone on the break, and we've also seen some dubious calls as Rondo works his magic on Boston's home court. But late Monday night Mark Deeks from ShamSports.com found the strangest example yet of Rondo (to an innocent extent, we should point out), and the Celtics' home scorers giving away assists that weren't due.

No, it wasn't a pass that led to an eventual move and score. And no, it wasn't a needless pass tossed solely to earn the assist. It was a pass thrown by someone else, leading to a Boston score, with Rondo somehow getting the assist credit.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Rajon-Rondo-leads-the-NBA-in-stolen-assists;_ylt=Ap.PBJ7RG6zcw9xDQ9RSgFbqbwM6?urn=nba-309151

Although I already knew there was a bias towards stats from hometown scorekeepers, it really makes me wonder just how widespread and exaggerated it is league wide.

NOTE: Bulls fans try and keep your Rondo hate at a minimal and making this a Rose >> Rondo thread...Thank you in advance :)

KaiserSose
01-19-2011, 02:33 PM
Wow, Tommy Heinsohn does colour commentating AND scoring?

GodsSon
01-19-2011, 02:39 PM
Wow, Tommy Heinsohn does colour commentating AND scoring?

It would appear so.

Sly Guy
01-19-2011, 02:59 PM
Wow, Tommy Heinsohn does colour commentating AND scoring?

haha. Nicely done.

Chronz
01-19-2011, 03:07 PM
It was retracted, old news

Hawkeye15
01-19-2011, 03:14 PM
retracted.