Rajon Rondo Faster Than Your Average NFL Running Back?

Gino's JungleContributor IDecember 1, 2009

BOSTON - NOVEMBER 20: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics makes a move to the basket against Matt Barnes #22 of the Orlando Magic during the game on November 20, 2009 at the 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.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Rajon Rondo is that quiet, yet cocky point guard that plays for the Boston Celtics. We all know that he is good, and can single handily take over basketball games. But is he really as fast as an NFL running back? Well apparently he thinks so, yesterday Chris Johnson (Running Back for the Tennesse Titans) tweeted that he got a call from his “bradda”, Marquis Daniels (@lambo6), saying that Rondo wanted to challenge Johnson in a race. Here is the official tweet from Johnson:

“My bradda @lambo6 called me and said they point guard rondo want to race me for 2k that’s easy money set it up on espn”

During the 2008 scouting combine Johnson ran a 40 yard dash in 4.24, good for the fastest time during that year’s combine, and 18th fastest time ever. We all know how quick Rondo is on the court but can he really compete with a guy who’s job is to run fast? Not just fast, VERY fast. Rondo however claims that he can run the 40 yard dash in the same time that he went coast to coast for a layup against the Jazz earlier this season, 3.8 seconds.

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