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There's been some silly criticism by Celtics fans of late targeted at Rajon Rondo. They're saying he's being "selfish" and "padding stats" by passing too much. I've never heard a player be called selfish for being unselfish with the ball. Seems like the type of backwards criticism you'd expect from Lakers fans against their stars. Trust me when you're the starting point guard on a team with four other Hall of Famers in the starting line-up, some of the top scorers in NBA history, you better be willing to dish the ball almost every time. You put Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, or Derek Rose on the Celtics in place of Rondo and Ray, Paul, KG, and Shaq's numbers all would suffer. With a foursome like that, you need a pass first point guard.

Rondo has the skills to score twenty a night, but is sacrificing that part of his game while he plays with these four veterans. People wondered if one ball would be enough for Paul, Ray, and KG and it was. One ball is also enough even with Shaq out there. But if the point guard or "band leader" to quote Tommy decided to fight for his shots then we would have a problem. People need to appreciate the fact that we have the perfect point guard for this team. As you can tell from the highlight video above his teammates certainly do.

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JR 1/16/2011 12:00:00 AM Edit
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6 Responses so far.

  1. Angie says:

    "This is like chocolate ice cream to him." Love me some Tommy.

  2. Banner 18 says:

    Great game for Rondo (and PP who was in foul trouble throughout the game). Hope they all play great vs Orlando and defend the home court.

    Unrelated:
    - I really hope KG is back on Monday and looking good (unlike last year when he returned from the minor injury). Hope he still has the explosiveness he has had all season. That is our guy we cannot replace.
    - We are a game and a half over Miami in the standings! :D

  3. tb727 says:

    I agree he is the perfect point guard for the Celtics. I hope he continues to take and make that perimeter shot when it's available like he did against Charlotte. That was a perfect game for him as far as I'm concerned.

  4. Well said. Rondo is exactly what this team needs at the point and anyone who thinks different simply doesn't understand the dynamics of quality basketball at this level.

  5. paul says:

    Well said. The Celtics' offense is perfect, and therefor there are never any grounds for criticizing its leader, Rondo.

  6. Andy says:

    Rondo is great. But let's make this clear. You put Deron Williams in here and the Celtics win 70 games..

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