Rajon Rondo. Team Guy. I mean, are you kidding me? He casually drops 25 assists and leads the Pelicans to a 128-113 win over the Nets… Okay, the Nets are trash but still this an impressive milestone for the 31 year-old point guard. A career high and the first time someone has recorded 25 assists in a game since Jason Kidd did it in 1996. I really wish Rondo had a scoring touch though. He ended with only 2 points and 7 rebounds, but I guess beggars can’t be choosers and I’m sure the people of New Orleans aren’t complaining. But seriously, have you ever tried to shoot a 3 or even a free throw with this guy in any 2K game ever, he’s a horrid shooter. Growing up in this era NBA, I am used to watching the Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving type points guards with the ankle-breaking handles and crazy off-balanced 3’s. Then Rondo comes in with his old school style, dope passer, trash shooter vibe and throws off the whole “feng shui” of the league.
But don’t you think for a second that I am disrespecting the 4-time NBA All Star who was part of the “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!” Champion Boston Celtics. Rondo is a major difference maker. No matter who he plays for, he makes everyone around him better. The most recent example was just last year as a member of the Chicago Bulls when they gave Boston a run for their money in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Yes, an 8th seed had the first overall, Isiah Thomas led Boston Celtics on the ropes before Rondo got injured in Game 2 of the series with a broken thumb. From there, Chicago was no match and inevitably lost the series in 6 games. Due to injury, he may not be the player he once was but he still makes a major impact when he’s on the floor. Lets not underestimate the New Orleans Pelicans. With the support of both, Anthony Davis and Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins, Rondo has a lot of weapons to utilize and if this team catches fire, I wouldn’t want to be the ones to matchup against them.