Rondo, Pressey break out wristbands
Pressey smiled wide when the comparison was mentioned, but said the story behind the look isn't that interesting. Rondo and Pressey, locker neighbors inside TD Garden, spotted a teammate wearing a white wristband before a recent game and the idea was hatched to go with the throwback look. They've even tried to goad some other teammates into joining them (without success thus far).
It's hard to argue with the results. Since debuting the look, Rondo is averaging 14.3 points, 11.3 assists, and 5.3 rebounds, 2 steals over 36 minutes per game. Pressey's line isn't as glossy -- 1.8 points, 4 assists, 1.3 steals per game -- but his 4:1 assist-to-turnover ratio is a big reason why he's maintained quality minutes in Boston's backcourt.
Rondo's on-court look has always been a subject of fan interest, most notably his headband that was a staple of his early playing days but makes only cameos lately.
Maybe Rondo and Pressey can spark a league-wide wristband revival. Hey, it's better than the short shorts.
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