He's cocky, he's arrogant, he's a jack...hold it right there, judge. When Rajon Rondo joined the Celtics in 2006 he was a scrawny point guard out of Kentucky who played second fiddle to Sebastian Telfair and Delonte West, shall we play the "where are they now" game? Rondo had no jumper and looked like he was in over his head in a Celtics offense that struggled to find any consistency. Fast forward a season and surrounded by KG, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, Rondo breaks out and drives the Cs to the one-seed in the Eastern Conference and follows that up with a veteran post-season performance that ends with a first ring and the praise of zen master Phil Jackson.

Sure he's had his jackass moments here and there but overall this floor general has evolved into one of the top PGs in the game and one of the best things that ever happened to the Boston Celtics. A true teammate with a feisty passion, Rondo is well beyond his years at point guard and plays with a vision that few in the game have shown. He's everything we love in an old-school guard: nagging defense, unselfishness with the rock, and the ability to win the big game. He still has a long way to go to reach John Stockton, but we just love watching him buck the trend of the "modern" point guard. Give it to him, Rajon Rondo is no doubt a badass.