Paul Pierce left the Boston Celtics this summer after sixteen years with the franchise, the last seven with mercurial but sorcerous point guard Rajon Rondo. Rondo’s known for a variety of moves and abilities, but likely none more common than his famous fake, palming the ball behind his back as a fake to shift the defender backwards before slithering past, usually for a layup.
Rondo didn’t invent the Rondo, he only popularized it. So Pierce, now with the Nets, probably didn’t learn the Rondo from Rondo. But he still pulled off a hell of a Rondo against the Dallas Mavericks. Watch above.