Rajon Rondo Is a Superstar

Matthew StoneContributor IIMay 28, 2012

BOSTON, MA - MAY 26:  Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 26, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Celtics won 85-75. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The Big 3? How about the player who isn't included in that nickname? Rajon Rondo

The man that has become a playoff-proven guard is a triple-double machine and has produced Magic Johnson-type numbers during his NBA playoff career. The player who some believed to be "over-hyped" during the Celtics 2008-2009 playoff run is now the key reason why Boston has made it back to the Eastern Conference finals.

He arguable is the quickest and fastest PG in the league and is one of the NBA leaders in steals. He has good court vision and is a great passer who can create for Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Brandon Bass and feed Kevin Garnett in the post. 

Rondo has grown physically and mentally and now has the mentality that he is one of the best players in the league.

Certainly, the Celtics veterans have helped Rondo grow into the player he is today, there is no denying that.

But Rondo brings that special extra dimension to the Celtics, a certain presence, touch, and feel that is remarkable to watch. 

His clutch performance against the Sixers in Game 7 showed that Boston is his team for the foreseeable future and that he can be counted on in clutch moments throughout the rest of this postseason.