Rashard Mendenhall's conspiracy theories

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Rashard Mendenhall's conspiracy theories

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

When Rashard Medenhall isnt fumbling footballs or dishing out err. love advice to the ladies of the world, hes on twitter just like you and me. But unlike you and me hes preaching some crackpot conspiracy theories.

And then wait for it

Boom!

Not to turn WickedGoodSports into a political forum, but theres so much wrong in that one tweet.

Apparently Rashard doesnt read or watch the news well at all. Otherwise he wouldve known that bin Laden and Al Qaeda proudly took full responsibility the attack on the World Trade Center. He wouldve also heard and seen the man speak. Also, not sure what part of a plane exploding into a building defies the logic and the laws of physics that hes created in his brain.

To celebrate or not to celebrate has been the center of debate over the past two days, but everything else? Cmon, Rashard. Youre not really that nave are you?

I'm not convinced he was even behind the attacks we have really seen no evidence to prove it other than the gov telling us Rashard, deleted tweet (The Pitt Stop)

Oh boy.

To be fair to Rashard, he deleted that second and third tweet. Maybe someone finally showed him the horrific video that everyone else has seen and explained to him what was so wrong about everything he tweeted. Or maybe the Steelers chided him like a kid. Either way, we hope someone gave him a good kick in the pants, while they were at it.

But since Rashard is so into conspiracy theories, we decided to come up with a few others he might enjoy.
The moon really is made of cheese

Dont listen to what NASA or those pesky scientists say. Rashard thinks, therefore he knows the truth.

Hitler wasnt a monster; he was just understood

Like bin Laden, Hitler just needed a hug, but the world decided to hate him for his crappy little moustache. But unlike with bin Laden, Mendenhall has seen at least one Hitler video and cant see how everyone hated him so much.

The government is controlling your brain

Best to get that tinfoil hat ready to fend off the waves penetrating your brain

The NBA is rigged

Ummm moving on.

The New England Patriots spied

Crap.

OK, those last two arent the best examples.

Anyways, its fun seeing what goes on in athletes minds. We just wish they actually thought things through more before posting it on the web for all to see.

As ol Abe Lincoln said: It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

With Thomas drawing attention, Stevens turns to Rozier in big moment

With Thomas drawing attention, Stevens turns to Rozier in big moment

BOSTON – Prior to Saturday’s game, Terry Rozier talked to CSNNE.com about the importance of staying ready always, because “you never know when your name or number is going to be called.”

Like when trailing by three points in the fourth quarter with less than 10 seconds to play?

Yes, Rozier was on the floor in that scenario and the second-year guard delivered when his team needed it.

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But Rozier’s fourth quarter heroics which forced overtime against Portland, did not provide that much-needed jolt that Boston needed as the Blazers managed to fend off the Celtics in overtime, 127-123.

For Rozier’s part, he had 15 points on 6-for-13 shooting.

The 15 points scored for Rozier was the most for him since he tallied 16 in a 30-point Celtics win at Orlando on Dec. 7.

But more than the points, the decision by head coach Brad Stevens to draw up a play for him in that moment, a time when most of what Boston does revolves around the shooting of Isaiah Thomas who has been among the top-3 scorers in the fourth quarter most of this season, was surprising to many.

And at that point in the game, Thomas already had 13 fourth-quarter points.

Stevens confirmed after the game that the last shot in the fourth was indeed for Rozier, but Thomas’ presence on the floor was important to its execution.

“He (Thomas) also draws a lot of attention,” Stevens said. “So I think you just weigh kind of … what kind of shot you’re going to get, depending on who it is.”

Rozier had initially screened for Thomas, and Thomas came back and screened for him.

“I was open as soon as I caught … and I let it fly,” Rozier said. “Coach drew up a play for me and it felt good to see the ball go in.”

Being on the floor at that time, win or lose, was a victory of sorts for Rozier.

He has seen first-hand how quickly the tide can change in the NBA for a young player.

After a strong summer league showing and a solid training camp, Rozier had earned himself a firm spot in the team’s regular rotation.

But a series of not-so-great games coupled with Gerald Green’s breakout night on Christmas Day, led to his playing time since then becoming more sporadic.

Rozier, in an interview with CSNNE.com, acknowledged it hasn’t been easy going from playing regular minutes to not being sure how much court time, if any, he would receive.

But he says the veterans on the team have been good about keeping his spirits up, and one in particular – Avery Bradley – has been especially helpful.

Like Rozier, Bradley’s first couple of years saw his playing time go from non-existent to inconsistent. But Bradley stayed the course and listened to the team’s veterans who continued to tell him that his hard work would pay off sooner or later.

Those same words of wisdom Bradley received in his early days, he passes on to Rozier.

“It’s big,” Rozier told CSNNE.com. “He (Bradley) tells me things like that. I felt I was ready for this (inconsistent minutes) after all that he told me. It’s big to have a guy like him that has been through it all with a championship team, been around this organization for a while; have him talk to you is big. It’s always good. That’s why I stay positive, and be ready.”

Which is part of the reason why Stevens didn’t hesitate to call up a play for the second-year guard despite him being a 33.3 percent shooter from 3-point range this season – that ranks eighth on this team, mind you.

“He’s a really good shooter,” Stevens said of Rozier. “I think with more opportunity that will show itself true, but he made some big ones in the fourth quarter. We went to him a few different times out of time-outs, and felt good about him making that one.”

And to know that Stevens will turn to him not just to spell Thomas or one of the team’s other guards, but to actually make a game-altering play in the final seconds … that’s major.

“It helps tremendously,” said Rozier who added that his confidence is through “the roof. It makes me want to do everything. You know defense, all of that. It’s great, especially to have a guy like Brad trust you."