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Boston Celtics: 5 Quirks That Make Rajon Rondo Who He Is
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If a poll among NBA players asked which of their peers is the most misunderstood, I'd bet my life that Rajon Rondo would come in as an overwhelming first-place vote.

I've had one conversation with Rondo in my life.

Two years ago after a preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Manchester, N.H., after wrapping up an interview with Shaquille O'Neal, who told me he was the new "Godfather of Sudbury," a suburb of Boston, Rondo came out of the showers and was sniffling up a storm.

I said, "Hey, Rajon, you okay? Getting sick? Long season ahead of you."

His response?

"Nah, man. Allergies."

And that was it.

The point is that Rondo plays close to the vest. Not much is known about the mercurial point guard. He's emotionless at times, yet fiery when it matters.

That being said, there are five things about him that make him who he is when it comes to his personality, his demeanor on the floor and his domination of the game of basketball.

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