The 21st overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft, Rajon Rondo has had a career that can only be described as point guard’s wet dream. The former Kentucky Wildcat has an NBA championship (2008) on his resume, is a four-time All-Star (2010-13), two-time assists leader (2012, 2013), and was the NBA steals leader in 2010.
Up until his move to Dallas this past December, Rondo spent his entire career with the Celtics, expertly playing the role of maestro in an orchestra headlined by Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen. He was the facilitator in Boston's potent attack, but rarely yearned for the spotlight. Seldom looking to score—sometimes to the team’s dismay—Rondo always looked to get his teammates involved. A true point guard in every sense of the word.
Currently 10th in assists among active NBA players, Rondo now supplies the likes of Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler, and Monta Ellis. And the Mavs are certainly better off for it.
Today, Johnny turns 29, and we celebrate the full-court visionary by counting down Rajon Rondo’s most ridiculous assists.