The Doubters Are Silenced: Rajon Rondo Is More Than The Real Deal

December 6th, 2009 by Josh B Leave a reply »
Before the season, the Celtics presented Rajon Rondo with 55 million reasons why they need him. Four years into an impressive NBA career, Rondo's haters are but a memory as he is locked in to be the Celtics' floor general through 2015.

From an age standpoint, Rondo is a kid among veterans on the Celtics, but this kid has grown up quickly.

Rondo has listened to the doubters ever since he was selected 21st overall in 2006. At the time, that was too high for the point guard.

The doubters followed him after he was drafted:

"You can't shoot." "You're immature." "Your attitude problem will prevent you from becoming a leader." The skeptics surrounded Rondo even on his own team. As recently as last offseason, Doc Rivers called Rondo "stubborn" and "impossible to coach," according to ESPN's Chad Ford.

Celtics GM Danny Ainge spent the early portion of last offseason trying not to disclose information of the possibility of trading Rondo.

Rondo was left wondering what more he had to prove.

Was finishing on the second All-Defensive team, improving his game to close to an all-star level in his third s ...

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