It’s official – it’s all his now. Rajon Rondo has grown up and Doc Rivers has given him the keys to his shiny green car. It’s Rondo in the driver’s seat, mashing the pedal to the metal, and he’s about to take the 2012-13 Boston Celtics for the ride of his life. Jason Terry has even gone as far as to call Rondo the best point guard in the league (among other things, like predicting an NBA Championship at the end of this season), and Rondo clearly has the unique game to be in the discussion as one of the best.
Clearly, Rondo is elite. And his unique skillset certainly set him apart from the pack. His is a point guard extraordinaire, but his is also something more than that. He’s the kind of player that drives opponents crazy – why? Because a player of his size and stature shouldn’t be ringing up triple-doubles in the heat of the NBA Playoffs. And trust me, it’s not an accident. Raising his game is Rondo’s thing, and the rest of the league can only watch with envy.
And this season Rondo will have plenty of help in his quest for a title. A solid starting unit and a really talented bench should be the building blocks for a successful season. But at the end of the day, it will be Rondo – clearly the best extension of a head coach in the league today - who will orchestrate the greatness out of the players around him. And in the process, Rondo will elevate his own game to a whole new level.
And I, for one, can’t wait to watch Rondo do what he does best.
It’s Rondo’s world right now, and I’m just lucky to be a witness to it.