Slam Magazine ranks Rajon Rondo 8th best NBA player

The popular hoops magazine is in the process of counting down the top 50 players in the NBA, and the Celtics point guard checks in at #8. Now I'm about as big a Rondo fan as there is, but I've got to admit this is a little surprising; I didn't realize people nationwide were starting to develop the same unconditional love for Rondo that we have here in Boston. He ranks just ahead of Russell Westbrook (9), Carmelo Anthony (10), and Kevin Love (11).

By my calculations the top 7 on Slam's list will be some combination of Durant, Lebron, Wade, Kobe, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, and Deron Williams. Given that, I might actually make the case that Rondo is #7, ahead of Williams. Maybe Scal really knows what he's talking about? Leave your comments below and let me know what you think.

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