Our very own Rajon Rondo – the point guard that Danny Ainge has tried so desperately to trade away on numerous occasions – can match John Stockton’s 37-game streak of double-digit assists on Sunday, the second-longest run in NBA history. Sure, the Magic are in rebuilding mode, but this has the potential to be a trap game in terms of putting The Streak in jeopardy. The Magic rank in the top third of the league in limiting opponent assists, and Rondo has struggled at times on the road recently to get to put up double-digit assists. But, one would think that Rondo will be motivated by the challenge of catching Stockton on the all-time list, leaving him behind only Magic Johnson and his league record 46-game streak.
It’s only fitting that Rondo would be talked about in the same company as Magic, especially given Rondo’s propensity to deliver triple-doubles. Johnson, of course, was 6′-9″ and playing a position where he towered over his opponets, giving him a great advantage in terms of seeing passing lanes. Rondo is diminutive by contrast, but casts an imposing figure all his own.
Let’s just hope the streak continues tonight, and that Rondo has a chance to pass one of the greatest passers of all time.