Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo Looking Good in Return to the Court

J.B. BirdContributor IIIOctober 9, 2011

Rondo in Saturday's charity match
Rondo in Saturday's charity match

The Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo returned to the court as the team's only representative at Saturday night's South Florida All-Star Classic charity event.

The charity event, hosted by the Miami Heat's LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, provided Celtics' fans with their first real opportunity to see Rondo since the Celtics' elimination from the 2011 Playoffs.

Although Rondo's minutes were limited in the game, splitting the team's point guard duties with the Houston Rockets' Jonny Flynn, it was clear that Rondo is fully recovered from the elbow injury that marred his 2011 playoff campaign.

Rondo largely played the role of distributor, feeding the ball to shooters like James and Kevin Durant. Active on both ends of the court, Rondo's busy hands and tireless energy were a welcome sight for Celtics' fan starved for court action.

Resplendent in his signature lime green kicks, Rondo was aggressive with the ball, driving and kicking it out to the open man. Ever the showman, Rondo tried a number of trick passes—not always successfully. The always interesting Rondo jumper was even on display.

Although Celtics' fans would be advised not to read too much into Rondo's performance, at the very least they can rest assured that Rondo is showing no ill effects from his injuries.

Sadly, with the NBA lockout still looking likely, it remains to be seen how long they will have to wait to see Rondo take to the court in his Celtics green.