MIAMI - When it happened, the Twitter world, as well as Doc Rivers, tried to come up with an explanation. Had Rajon Rondo simply forgot where he was on the court?
Starting from pee-wee leagues, every basketball player makes a mental note of when he crosses half court. He or she forms a mental plane, realizing they cannot revert to that backcourt area. It’s one of the first rules of the sport. Yet, Rondo, a three-time All-Star and perhaps the best point guard in the NBA, flipped the ball back to Ray Allen in the third quarter despite just crossing the line.