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The player Rondo is most often compared to is Jason Kidd, but honestly besides the fact that they put up plenty of triple-doubles (used to in Kidd’s case) from the point guard position, the similarities stop there.
Rajon is small in stature (6’1”, 186-pounds) and can’t shoot worth a damn. He’s got a personality that is sometimes grating and hard to coach (he smashed a TV and left the Celtics’ facilities during a practice). The thing Rondo can do is play the game of basketball at the point guard position like no one else.
Against the Knicks this season, he dropped a surreal triple-double.
The Kentucky product put up 18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists on national television, right in the thick of numerous trade rumors involving him.
He also had a ridiculous 24 assist outing against New York back in 2010, during a game where Celtics only scored 105 points. That is definitely more impressive than Scott Skiles’ NBA record of 30 in a contest where his team scored 155.
On Wednesday night against the Hawks, Rondo racked up another triple double—and he didn't even play particularly well.
As of writing this, the young man has 19 career triple-doubles (and six on the season—no one else has more than one) and will only add more as he continues to work on his game. No one else compares to him and it’s unlikely that anyone ever will.