When Rondo sustained a injury to his ACL more than a year ago, he never publicly said nor did anything that even alluded to a complaint. When it was talk circulating about his potential departure from Boston, Rondo again simply did what makes him one of the best guards in the game – he made an assist. He just quietly kept his mouth shut and let his presence and rehab speak for him.
Not once did he speak out against the Celtic’s organization or any one in the media. Rondo received word that he would be sent to the D-League for a stint, and you know what he did?He just strapped on his sneakers and went. And he played the games he was assigned to play.
Rajon Rondo entered his first game back from his ACL injury the same way he limped off the court the night he injured it – committed. Commitment is a strong word for Rondo. No, commitment is a way of life for Rondo. A life that predates his professional career.
In high school, his mother persuaded him to pursue basketball over his first love, football and after he committed himself to b-ball, he attended Eastern High School for three years. For his senior year, he transferred to Oak Hill Academy where he set a record, broke a record and finished second all-time in Oak Hill Academy in another category.
Rondo is from Louisville, Kentucky (born and raised) but committed to the University of Kentucky over his hometown Louisville. That alone is commitment or perhaps to some it could be considered to be insanity.
Rajon Rondo is not one to complain, explain, beg off or make excuses. Against the Raptors, he and Greivis Vasquez’s elbow met very briefly and left Rondo with a nasty cut that required nine stitches to be sewed into his face.
To say Rondo was committed to completing the game is an understatement. After the stitches were put in, Rondo did what he has done all along – he returned to finish what he started.
Driven? Foolish? Stubborn? Nah, just committed to being Rondo.