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Review by Vitania posted over a year ago
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BOSTON -- It is not enough for the Heat to take down the Celtics in this series, if that's possible. In the process, they must also take something from the Celtics, again, if that's possible.

Eliminating a team with two conference titles in three years is hard enough. Learning from that same team, the lessons of how to rule the East, and how to keep focused for 48 minutes, and how never to quiver in tough times and also ignoring pain? That might be harder.

The Celtics don't make it look simple, either way. From the pride of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the persistence of Ray Allen and most vividly the grimace of Rajon Rondo, these Celtics will not die or give away their secrets easily. For a team slapped together over a summer, that considers Boston a "big brother" and is still trying to figure out this championship business, this is an experience the Heat should and must soak up while they can.

"We're trying to take down a champion," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, "and it'll be the toughest thing we ever do."
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Opinion by Vitania posted over a year ago
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Remember that infamous scene in The Godfather following Don Corleone's death, that instantly propelled Michael to become the Godfather of the Mafia?

Well if you don't, your missing out on a special movie. Fortunately for you, though, that exact scene has been reinvented, but this time in the form of Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics.

Two years ago, if you were to tell me that Rajon Rondo would become one of the most recognized point guards in the game today, I would have laughed in your face with such intensity that anyone would have thought I had gone completely mad.

"There's no way Rajon Rondo will outdo Derrick Rose," stated most people, and unfortunately for Boston fans I tended to agree.

Now though, the tides have changed, and quite frankly they've changed for the better. For those out there that predicted Rajon Rondo's rise to fame, I suggest you become a fortune teller, because you've done a damn good job of going against the grain and predicting something that most people felt was simply impossible.
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Guide by Vitania posted over a year ago
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A couple of weeks ago, the day after the Celtics won Game 2 of their series against the Cavs in Cleveland, I spent a couple of hours hanging out with Celtics PG Rajon Rondo. Doc Rivers had given the Celts a day off, but instead of me going up to Boston to see Rondo, I only had to travel as far as 57th Street here in Manhattan; with a day to kill, Rondo had stopped in New York City for the day to attend the premiere of Just Wright, in which he has a cameo.

I met up with Rondo in the lobby of the Four Seasons, where he was crashing for the day, and where he was hanging out post-lunch, rocking a white t-shirt, jeans and pair of red Vans. He also had on a pair of customized Celtics headphones with the word “UBUNTU” printed on the side. We went up to his suite and, with TV One playing the background, we talked for a while, about basketball, about life, about how he got to where he is today, about playing with the Big Three, and a lot about fame and how he’s been received and perceived.
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Review by Vitania posted over a year ago
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Posted Jun 7 2010 10:36AM

How much more do you have to see?

What else does Rajon Rondo have to do to convince you to retire that Big Three stuff and recognize the Boston Celtics for who and what they are these days?

And that's Rondo's team.

If you don't believe it, just sit back and examine his latest masterpiece.

Rondo's all-court brilliance in the Celtics' Game 2 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday at Staples Center was as thorough as it was utterly spectacular. When it was over his 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists -- his fifth career playoff triple double and first in the Finals -- made it easy to recognize his sizeable contribution to the cause.

"Unbelievable." is how Celtics coach Doc Rivers described it after Rondo helped the Celtics even this series at 1-1. "He just did a lot of things, the blocked shots ... the steals. He's our quarterback, and he does a lot of stuff for us. He was special."
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Opinion by Vitania posted over a year ago
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Rondo turns in one of playoff's greatest games


Posted May 9 2010 9:33PM

BOSTON -- When the Boston Celtics traded for Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2007, we all wondered what veteran they would bring in to play point guard, because there didn't seem to be any way Rajon Rondo, just a year removed from being selected 21st in a shallow draft and with just 25 NBA starts under his belt, was going to be able to run this team of future Hall of Famers.

Less than three years later, Rondo is his team's best player and the biggest reason they have a real chance at upsetting the Cleveland Cavaliers in this conference semifinals series, now tied at two games apiece.

"[He] has complete control of our team," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after another incredible performance from his point guard. "When we won [the 2008 NBA championship], he was still learning how to be a point guard. He was still trying to figure out how to help a team just win.
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Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Rondo attended Eastern High School and Oak Hill Academy for his high-school basketball career, before receiving a scholarship from the University of Kentucky. He played for two years at Kentucky before declaring for the 2006 NBA Draft, represented by agent Bill Duffy.

During the draft, Rondo was selected 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns, and was subsequently traded to the Boston Celtics, where he made his NBA debut as a rookie during the 2006–07 season. He played a supporting role before he established himself as the starting point guard for the Celtics during the 2007–08 season. That season, Rondo earned his first NBA Championship, playing alongside All-Stars Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. His breakout performance came during the 2009 NBA Playoffs, helping his team to the second round.[1]
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