Rajon Rondo-Celtic's Guard Sets Record For Assists In A Playoff Game
Boston Celtics Spectacular Run to 2010 NBA Finals
On May 9, 2010 in a game against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers Rajon Rondo's 29 points, 18 rebounds, and 13 assists triple-double performance had'nt been seen in a NBA playoff game since the 1960's when Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson performed the feat.
The Celtic's spectacular run to the 2010 NBA finals was punctuated with superb team defense and Rondo's splendid leadership at the point guard position all season. In one of the most hard fought games in NBA finals hstory, the Celtics fell to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 83 to 79. Rondo's turn-around jumper for three points with 16 seconds left in the game cut the Lakers lead to two points. However, with time running out, Kobe Bryant was fouled as time ran out on the Celtics. This win gave the Lakers their 10th NBA Championship and 5th for Kobe Bryant.
Rajon Rondo has developed into one of the premier point guards in the NBA since joining the Celtics in the 2006-2007 season. After leading the Celtics to the 2008 NBA Championship, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 131 to 92 in game 6. The largest margin of victory in a series clinching win in NBA finals history. Paul Pierce's effort were rewarded the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Trophy and the rest of the Celtics were able to celebrate the first Celtics NBA Championship in 22 years.
Note: After the championship game in 2008, Rajon caught a red-eye flight home and was in church the next morning.
On February 7, 2010 Rajon Rondo was selected by the NBA coaches to the 2010 NBA All Star team. This was after leading the NBA in steals with a total of 189 and being selected to the All-Defensive Team.
NBA Champion and then a ALL- Star
Rondo Selected To USA Basketball Team
Ranjo Rondo will be joining other NBA players as they practice for the upcoming FIBA World Championship Games to be held in Instanbul, Turkey starting August 28 thru Sept. 12, 2010.
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 171 lbs.
Years Pro: 6
Born: Feb 22, 1986
College: University of Kentucky
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Rajon Rondo Withdraws From Team USA
Boston Celtic's point guard Rajon Rondo withdrew his name from consideration for Team USA's FIBA World Championship roster early Tueday due to a hunch that he would be the last player cut.
It was assumed that Derrick Rose had been given the starting position, as he started and played 32 minutes in the scrimmage against Spain. What surprised Rondo even more, however, was that it seemed he had dropped to third on the point guard depth chart behind Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.
By withdrawing from the team, Rondo essentially made the final cut for the coaches, as his move left Team USA with the requisite 12-man squad that will scrimmage Greece in Athens on Wednesday night before traveling to Turkey to play in the World Championship which start Saturday ( 8/28/10). Source: Travis Cooke for www.bleacherrepot.com
Rondo Emerges As One Of NBA'S Premier Point Guards
Rondo's Triple-Double Leads Celtics in Game 2 Win
Rajon Rondo finishes with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists, his second triple double of the post season. Celtics 103 Lakers 94.
Rondo Breaks Cousy's Record
With an alley-oop to Kevin Garnett on Friday night at the TD Garden, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo broke Bob Cousy's single-season franchise record by registering his 716th assist. With 10 assists on Friday's game vs the Houston Rockets one assist shy of the 50 year old mark.