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Rajon Rondo steps out of the cardboard shadows by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor | Commentary

Rajon Rondo isn’t the biggest star on his team.

The Boston Celtics point guard lets the attention fall on those around him while he dishes out the ball to get the rest of his team the numbers that make people look.

Rondo is an assist machine. He averages 13.4 assists a game and had a 23-assist game on Jan. 5, but that wasn’t even his best game this season. He had a 24-assist game on Oct.29 against the New York Knicks.

With all those players around him such as Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and even Shaquille O’Neal, is Rondo overshadowed in the collecting world?

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (1-8) Contest No. 9 — A Patrick Ewing-Dwight Howard-Shaquille O’Neal triple game-used jersey card by Chris Olds

***NOW CLOSED***
We’re back with Free Stuff Friday — and it starts now.

We’re launching 10 contests tonight because we know it’s been a long wait for some of you guys, who can’t get enough of our weekly contests.

logoHow can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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Oden Already in Rare Company . . . by Pepper Hastings
January 9, 2008, 3:16 pm
Filed under: NBA, Topps | Tags: , , , , ,

oden-tri-sig-small.jpg. . . but wait, he hasn’t shot a basketball in an NBA game yet, right?

Besides being an aficionado of all things sushi and sashimi, Clay Luraschi at Topps is pretty cool about sending us sample boxes and scans of short prints. This one arrived in my in-box today. Supposedly, there are just nine of this Russell/Oden/O’Neal cards in 2007-08 Topps Co-Signers Basketball.

Neat card, but this would make a nice pre-SAT question: Which player doesn’t belong in this group?

The Oden auto is a little sloppy for a rookie. What’s the worst-looking auto in your collection?