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Why We Love/Hate Him: Arrogant Personality
Rajon Rondo thinks he's the best point guard in the NBA, and that's exactly why Boston Celtics' fans love him and every other team's fans hate him.
Rondo is confident. There's just no way around it. He plays with confidence, intensity and determination, and that's what helps him stand out.
The trouble with Rondo is that it's hard for him to balance the line of confidence and arrogance, and at times, he comes off more arrogant than he does confident.
When your name is Kobe Bryant, that's okay. But when you're a point guard on one of the most storied franchise's in the NBA, being confident, rather than arrogant, is an important trait to develop, and that's something Rondo needs to work on if he doesn't want the non-Celtics world to hate him for the next few years.
On the court though, Rondo dominates at the point, and that's part of why opposing fans hate him. His flashy, hard-nosed, street-style of play endears him to Celtics fans and leads others to wish he never made it to the NBA.