As our man Rajon Rondo continues to make us proud in the playoffs, it’s nice to see him getting some well-deserved love from the national media too. Today it’s Sports Illustrated’s Ian Thomsen with a column on what Rondo has done to rise from being the 21st pick in 2006 to be arguably the best player on Boston’s team.
The article outlines five things Rondo’s has had to do, focusing mainly on his ability to overcome doubters and learn winning habits from his experienced teammates in order to become a leader on a veteran team. It also talks about how Rajon came to be a Celtic, as GM Danny Ainge’s love for Rondo’s game led him to draft the former Cat despite already having what the team thought was its point guard of the future in Sebastian Telfair. Danny Ainge earned his paycheck that day.
It’s a good read for a lazy Friday night as Rondo continues to do his thing against the Cavs. And since I’m feeling generous, if you want to discuss what’s sure to be another virtuoso performance for the former Cat tonight, I’ll even let you use the comments section to do it. Play nice.