Rajon Rondo Is Key to Boston Celtics’ Playoff Run

April 16th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »
Rajon Rondo has what all the current crop of new age superstars want—a championship ring.

Yet, NBA society keeps thinking that the Boston Celtics point guard is a mere by-product of the team's Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen.  

In spite of his accomplishments, Rondo is considered a marginal star when compared to Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Derrick Rose. They get the accolades, but he keeps on being the one indispensable component on both sides of the ball for the Celtics.

C's coach Doc Rivers let Rondo run wild in the last game of the 2008 season, and he rose to the challenge. In 2009, when Garnett was sidelined with injuries, he averaged a near double-double throughout Boston's playoff run. This year he was finally rewarded with a new contract and his first All-Star berth.

He used to be a drama queen every time he got touched, writhing on the court as if he was hit by a Mack truck. Now he just bounces back up and accepts the challenge of going to the free-throw line.

This playoff season will show if he is indeed the future of the Boston Celtics; Rondo must be a fac ...

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