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Rondo may be a top-flight floor general in the league. He may be an MVP candidate. He may go down as the best point guard to ever don a Celtics uniform. Regardless, he still does some things that make you pull your hair out at times.
The funny thing is, what makes Rondo so incredible is also what makes him so infuriating. His floor vision is so phenomenal that he can throw bullet passes to any of his teammates anywhere on the court with pinpoint accuracy. It seems like he can do this at a moments notice, too.
However, with that gift comes a curse, as Rondo has the tendency to try and force passes into tight areas which result in turnovers. Rondo also tries to get too fancy at times, throwing behind-the-back passes when a simple one-handed bounce pass would do.
Another "quirk" that Rondo has is passing out of wide open layups. This is something that he started doing even more this past season. Time and time again, Rondo would be in mid-flight going in for an uncontested layup, only to kick the basketball out to a teammate for a jump shot. That's too unselfish. Why pass up an easy two points?
Finally, it's no secret to anyone that Rondo is not a very good free-throw shooter, being a career 62 percent shooter from the stripe. If that isn't frustrating, then I don't know what is.
Yes, Rondo is outstanding. One can make a legitimate argument that he is the best point guard in the NBA, but that doesn't mean that he is immune from a little criticism.