We’re speaking, of course, about his no-look, over-the-head, alley-oop flip to future Nuggets rookie Kenneth Faried at last week’s State Farm Big Blue All Star Tour. GQ contributor Corban Goble ran down the Celtics star for a quick blow-by-blow of the only great basketball we might be seeing for a while. Sigh.
GQ: Tell me about how the play developed. Have you been surprised by how much attention it’s gotten?
Rajon Rondo: I didn’t know it would get this much attention. I was just playing. I didn’t even know [Faried] could jump like that. But the first couple games he was doing a couple of windmills. That game in particular, he didn’t want to jump in the first half. He told me throw it up, throw that lob. I was trying something that time. I had a feel for it. He put it up and I threw it.
GQ: Was it improv? I feel like I can see it in your eyes that that’s what you wanted to do, seconds before you threw it.
Rajon Rondo: Improv. I had no idea. It could have been a turnover.