Rondo tours Asia for Red Bull Basketball Clinics

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Rondo tours Asia for Red Bull Basketball Clinics

The Philippines got Rondod in a good way.

This summer Rondo is touring cities in Asia as part of the Red Bull Basketball Clinics.

On Tuesday he made a stop at the The Playground, located at the Ronac Art Center in San Juan City, and hosted an hour-long clinic with 15 athletes. At the conclusion of the clinic, Rondo held a Q&A session with the players and assisting coaches.

The participants were selected from the Juniors (high school) and Seniors (college) teams from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Later that day, Rondo tweeted a picture of his dinner in Manila.

Check out the above photo gallery from the clinic, courtesy of Red Bull.

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas earns All-NBA team votes

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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas earns All-NBA team votes

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas was among the breakout performers in the NBA this past season, earning the Celtics guard his first All-Star appearance in the process. 

And when the league announced its three All-NBA teams on Thursday, Thomas was among the contingent of players receiving votes.
 
Thomas, who averaged a career-high 22.2 points per game this past season, received a total of 20 points which was more than perennial standouts Pau Gasol (16 points) of Chicago, Dirk Nowitzki (8 points) of Dallas and New York’s Carmelo Anthony (2 points).
 
Golden State’s Stephen Curry was a unanimous first-team selection as he was named to the first team on all 129 ballots submitted for a total of 645 points. Points for first, second and third team nominations were awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
 
Joining Curry on the first team was LeBron James who was named to the first Team for the 10th time in his 13 NBA seasons; San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook.
 
The second team includes Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, Golden State’s Draymond Green, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland’s Damian Lillard.

On the third team, there’s Paul George of Indiana, LaMarcus Aldridge of San Antonio, Andre Drummond of Detroit, Klay Thompson of Golden State and Toronto’s Kyle Lowry.