I imagine life on an NBA bench is relatively boring, especially for an injured player. You spend most of your time creating pointless conversation with teammates, cheering them on when they’re on the court and helping the assistant coaches chart numbers. You occasionally also take a few peeks at the stat sheet, much like Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo did during their loss on Tuesday to the Houston Rockets.
During a timeout, Rondo was passed an updated stat sheet where he began an intense study. A few times Rondo can be seen making a mild facial expression as he reads something of interest, but it was towards the bottom of the sheet where Rondo became heavily intriged.
At about the :19 second mark of the below video, you can see Rondo reading intently before stumbling on a mind-blowing statistic.
I’m going to take a stab and suggest it was the shooting percentage of Rondo’s replacement, Avery Bradley, who ended up going 5 of 22 on the night – though he wasn’t alone as the Celtics shot woeful 32 percent for the evening.
H/T Jay O