All the talk around Celtics’ PG Rajon Rondo has revolved around trade talks, his immaturity, and how the Celtics’ don’t have faith in building around him in the future. But to me, none of the negativity really makes sense.
In 22 games played this season, Rondo is averaging 14.8 ppg (career high), 9.5 apg, and 4.9 rpg. He’s had 2 impressive triple-doubles this season, which is #1 in the league. On Febuary 12th, Rondo dropped 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds versus the Rose-less Bulls.
According to Basketball Reference, Rondo’s 30-15-10 line marked the tenth time that stat line has occurred in NBA history. (Rondo joins the likes of Lebron James, Magic Johnson, Baron Davis, Jason Kidd, Reggie Theus, and Larry Bird). I’d say that’s pretty good company.
In his first 5 years in the NBA, Rondo has won a NBA Championship and has been a 3-time All-Star. Yeah, I’d say he’s pretty terrible!?
Rajon Rondo is one of the toughest players in the NBA. During the 2011 playoffs, Celtics faced the Miami Heat in the 2nd round. During the 3rd quarter of game 3, Rondo dislocated his elbow on his non-shooting hand, when Wade pulled him down to the floor. Only minutes later, he came out and started the fourth quarter. Rondo basically played with 1 arm, but managed to lead the Celtics’ to a game 3 victory. Rondo played the rest of the series. I think that shows some leadership, wouldn’t you say?
In need of some extra motivation to get going on this Monday morning? Grab a red bull, Rondo does!
When he isn’t in basketball shorts, Rondo always looks sharp in the latest fashion trends. According to his website, his favorite thing to do in his spare time is shopping. Ladies, I think Rondo is the perfect man!
In 2011, Rondo launched the Rajon Rondo Foundation. The foundation focuses on “providing children in low-income areas with safe, reliable resources and hope for the future.”
Oh, and Rondo happens to be pretty easy on the eyes!