That right there is why Rajon Rondo will continue to cash a check in the NBA as long as his body allows him to. He may be the most cantankerous motherfucker in The Association. But you cannot discount Playoff Rondo doing Playoff Rondo things, which includes more than just dishing dimes and being ready to fight guys bigger than him.
It sounds cliche, but Rajon Rondo will do whatever it takes to win in the playoffs, or I guess anytime he is on National TV. You can call Rondo a dickhead, an asshole, etc. But he’s also a winner. All you have to do is find a way to get Regular Season Rondo through 82 games without him destroying your locker room and/or turning your team into a lottery team. But once he is in the playoffs, I don’t know if there is a player I’d want more on my team than him.
That being said, I am terrified for the inevitable Rajon Rondo Era with the Knicks. Well terrified as a fan, but excited as a blogger. I cannot wait to cover that spectacular mess as a blogger.
P.S. There is no doubt in my mind that Rondo was one of those kids that spit on his hands in the handshake line after games.