The glare of the spotlight has focused in on Rajon Rondo...
May 17, 2009
The Celtics had just taken the eventual Eastern Conference champions to seven games without KG and Leon Powe. Paul Pierce was worn down by logging extended minutes in Garnett's absence, Ray Allen was playing on an injured hamstring and Rajon Rondo had TWO sprained ankles.
The 2008-09 Celtics had shown grit and determination only an NBA champion can display. They notched a 62-20 record while dealing with a multitude of injuries to key players. They played seven games against the up-start Chicago Bulls in one of the most exciting series in NBA history.
Rondo had a breakout performance in the Chicago series, nearly averaging a triple double for the series. He was fast to learn that with national fame and success, controversy is quick to follow.