Isiah Thomas made an interesting comparison between former NBA player and coach Mark Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers security guard, Rajon Rondo.
Thomas, two-time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer, believes Jackson and Rondo’s basketball IQs are “on a par.”
“Believe it or not, I put Rondo and Mark Jackson in the same category when it comes to basketball IQ on an ingenious level. You look at both of the guards, both of whom not only maximize their talent but also maximize their brain capacity for the game.
Neither of them – both got into the league with serious flaws that they couldn’t. However, what they could do most of the time on the ground was to rethink their opponent in difficult positions so that the opponent could benefit not from his shortcomings but from his opponent’s shortcomings.
And if you look at Rondo and Mark Jackson from an IQ and intellect standpoint, I don’t think there have been two point guards in the basketball game who got more out of their talent in their limited abilities than these two, “said Thomas Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson from Heavy.com.