The starting lineups for the 2009 NBA All-Star game are:
G- Allen Iverson, Detroit Pistons
G- Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat
F- Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
F- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
C- Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
G- Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
G- Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
F- Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
F- Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
C- Yao Ming, Houston Rockets
When Mike D’Antoni drafted Rajon Rondo to be a Sun with the 21st pick in the 2006 draft, he just traded, with fears that his inability to shoot a jump shot wouldn’t fit in with the Suns. And, honestly, Rondo should be happy that he was traded on draft day because he could have never reached his full potential backing Steve Nash up.
However, it wasn’t a good move for the Suns, with Rondo now stunning the sports world as point guard for the Boston Celtics.
He nicely complemented the Celtics’ Big Three last year, but he was that and only that: a complement. Now, however, he has fit himself into the mix, with the first triple- double since Ryan Gomes for the Celtics and rising thoughts that the Celtics might not only have a Boston Three Party but a Boston Three Party plus One. Continue reading