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Only Shaquille O'Neal Would Blame President Obama For Rajon Rondo Coming Up Short Last Season

Any basketball fan can tell you Rajon Rondo is a poor shooter.

Even President Barack Obama is well aware of Rondo’s flaws.

According to Shaquille O’Neal‘s new book, Shaq Uncut (in stores Nov. 15), President Obama might have rattled the Boston Celtics point guard without even knowing it last season:

“In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine Arts for a fund-raiser and got to hang with President Barack Obama. Everyone was a little bit in awe. The President turns to Ray, points at Rondo, and says, “Hey, Ray, why don’t you teach this kid how to shoot?” Everyone starts laughing.

KG told me he saw the look on Rondo’s face and the kid was devastated, embarrassed. Dissed by the President, even though I’m sure Obama didn’t mean any harm. Rondo smiled and went along with all of it, but KG told me he could see it in his eyes. It bothered Rondo. It killed him.

The next day Rondo shot the ball horribly. He stopped taking shots after that. He’s so sensitive. I think it was a real jolt to hear the outside perception of a basketball fan who happens to be the President of the United States. It messed with his mind. I’m sure of it.”

If that’s not motivation to work on your game, I don’t know what is.

[H/T SLAM Online]

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