Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Basketball Player

Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

Full Name
Rajon Pierre Rondo
Feb 22, 1986
6′ 1″
Net Worth


Rajon Pierre Rondo was born on February 22, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky. He grew up with his mother and four siblings in a neighborhood full of crime and drugs. His father was never around, so he had to fend for himself from a very young age. He attended Eastern High School in Louisville, where he was part of the basketball team and became a star player. After graduating high school, he went on to play college basketball at the University of Kentucky.

During his time at Kentucky, Rondo started to become known as one of the best point guards in the country. He was named First-Team All-SEC twice and led the Wildcats to their first Elite Eight appearance since 1998. Following his junior year, he declared for the 2006 NBA Draft and was selected 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns. However, he was traded to the Boston Celtics before ever playing a game for the Suns.

Rondo quickly developed into one of the most important players for the Celtics and helped them win an NBA championship in 2008 alongside Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. In 2010, he was selected to participate in his first All-Star Game and finished fourth place in MVP voting that same season. He would be named All-NBA Third Team in 2011 and 2012 before being traded to Dallas Mavericks during the 2014-15 season where he enjoyed some success but struggled with injuries throughout his tenure there. 

In 2016, he signed with Sacramento Kings and spent two seasons there before being traded to New Orleans Pelicans during 2017-18 season where he is currently still playing today. Throughout his career, Rondo has been recognized for his defensive abilities as well as his passing which earned him four All-Defensive selections between 2009-16 as well as five triple doubles during playoffs which is second all time behind Magic Johnson's eight triple doubles during playoffs

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Rajon Rondo is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 22, 1986, Rajon Rondo was born in Louisville, Kentucky.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Eastern High School to State Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rondo leads Eastern High School to a state championship and is named the 2004 Kentucky Mr. Basketball.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Round Pick of Phoenix Suns</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rondo was selected 21st overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Boston Celtics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rondo was traded to the Boston Celtics in a draft day deal.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins NBA Championship with Celtics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rondo helps the Celtics win their 17th NBA Championship.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Dallas Mavericks</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rajon Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, and two draft picks.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Sacramento Kings</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rondo signs a one year contract with the Sacramento Kings.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Elite Playmaker</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Rajon Rondo is one of the best playmakers in the NBA. He has great court vision, quick reflexes and excellent passing ability which makes him a great asset to any team. He can set up his teammates for easy scoring opportunities and create his own scoring opportunities as well.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Toughness </h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Rajon Rondo is a tough player. He plays with passion and intensity every night and never takes a night off. His toughness sets a great example for the rest of his teammates and makes him an invaluable member of any team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Fun to Watch</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Rajon Rondo is always fun to watch. His flashy style of play keeps fans on their toes and his clutch performances help win games. Watching him play is always a treat and he continues to entertain fans all over the world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Quadruple-Double in NBA Playoff History</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Rajon Rondo is the first player to ever record a quadruple-double in an NBA playoff game. He achieved this feat in 2016 with 11 points, 14 assists, 12 rebounds and 10 steals against the Toronto Raptors.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Only Player to Record 20+ Assists in a Game Three Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Rajon Rondo is the only player in NBA history to record 20 or more assists in a single game three times. He achieved this feat during the 2016-17 season.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Rejected from High School Basketball Team</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Rajon Rondo was actually rejected from his high school basketball team as a freshman. He did not make the team until he was a sophomore and eventually earned a scholarship to the University of Kentucky.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Holds Celtics Single Season Record for Steals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Rajon Rondo holds the single season record for steals with the Boston Celtics. He recorded 197 during the 2009-10 season, which is still the highest total in franchise history.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Youngest Player to Record 30 Assists in a Game</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Rajon Rondo is the youngest player in NBA history to record 30 assists in a single game; he accomplished this feat at age 22. He achieved this feat against the New York Knicks in 2009.</p></div>


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