Monday, May 9, 2011

A Tale of Two Elbows

Last year at this time, #23's elbow
was getting a lot of attention, and
even opened it's own Twitter account

What a difference one year makes in regards to elbows. Last year at just about this same exact time, the world was both fascinated and perplexed by a certain #23's mysterious elbow ailment. The so-called King's elbow even opened it's own Twitter account to keep us abreast with up-to-the minute-news on the Earth's most famous body part. While his elbow was talking, #23 was not... and we still have never learned what exactly the injury was, or how it miraculously and suddenly disappeared. (Nothing a little fun and sun can't cure). The So-Called King let the elbow situation (among other "rumors") get the best of him, and apparent from his disinterested demeanor, he was already cashing his free agency ticket during the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

Fast forward to this past weekend and we see Rajon Rondo dislocate his elbow only to courageously come back into the game in Willis Reed like fashion. With his bad arm dangling to the side, the diminutive Rondo snared one-handed rebounds, stole passes, and drove the hoop. That is the heart of a champion. Quite different from that guy who tucked his tail between his legs and took his talents to South Beach.