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Rondo for MVP

Posted by shawn cassidy on August 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM




I think myself, and Paul spoke about Rondo yesterday, and frankly we've been on his side from day one.


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ESPN put together a pannel of bloggers, and they all chose Rondo as the team MVP. What any of them failed to do? None of them spoke about Rondo being league MVP.



Jay King, Celtics Town (Rajon Rondo)

Eeny meeny miny moe, catch a Garnett by Ron-do? There are only two reasonable choices for Boston's team MVP (sorry, Mr. Pierce) and you can probably guess them from my lame attempt to turn a children's rhyme into a Celtics pun. Rajon Rondo continued to take steps toward taking over the Celtics last season. Kevin Garnett somehow spun around an approaching Father Time, told him to sprint in the opposite direction, and then put together a MVP-caliber postseason (non-LeBron and Durant division). The Celtics should hope Garnett is the team's MVP next season -- that would mean he's still an ageless beast destroying opponents on both ends. The smart money, though, is on Rondo. He has a habit of returning each season better than he was the last.



Jay picked Rondo, but his heart says KG. He wants KG, but he can't pick him. Because if he did, he would lose all creditability. KG can still play at a high level without being MVP of the Celtics. Rondo gets credit, but I feel like he's not taken serious as one of the best in the NBA. Not one mention of best point guard in the NBA either? Even he's not in some peoples eyes, but no mention. Give Rondo the credit folks.


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8 Comments

Reply Celticslifer
11:38 AM on August 17, 2012 
Rondo will be all-NBA first team for sure. As best point guard.
Reply paul
11:56 AM on August 17, 2012 
I find the mentality around this team so strange. I read comments from both Havlicek and Cowens which suggested that they see KG and Pierce as the key guys. Many or most commentators and writers still seem to see it the same way. It's freaking weird. I've said this so many times, but it seems so true; in the minds of so many people, it's still 2008.

And it's not just here around Boston. Fans and writers around the league saw Rondo almost play Lebron to a standstill, but they act like they didn't see it. I guess they are so stuck on who slam-dunks the hardest that they can't see a skill set and a vision and a will that takes things to another level.

Jay King's comments are so revelatory. This guy would rather convince himself that KG might turn back time than recognize the astonishing career trajectory that Rondo is on. It's so mindless to claim that KG has turned back time. What rot. What he has done is far, far more impressive. He has turned time to his advantage. He can't dominate physically as he once could, but as a leader and teacher, he can more than make up for that.

And it almost seems like KG thinks he can have with Rondo what he once thought he could have with Marbury. But Rondo is the key. What we saw at the end of last season, and in the playoffs, was a guy who can control the game like no one we have seen in a Celtics uniform since Bird. And we can expect him to get better.

So fine, we'll take the league totally bu surprise. All the better.
Reply Franklin
12:24 PM on August 17, 2012 
paul says...
I find the mentality around this team so strange. I read comments from both Havlicek and Cowens which suggested that they see KG and Pierce as the key guys. Many or most commentators and writers still seem to see it the same way. It's freaking weird. I've said this so many times, but it seems so true; in the minds of so many people, it's still 2008.

And it's not just here around Boston. Fans and writers around the league saw Rondo almost play Lebron to a standstill, but they act like they didn't see it. I guess they are so stuck on who slam-dunks the hardest that they can't see a skill set and a vision and a will that takes things to another level.

Jay King's comments are so revelatory. This guy would rather convince himself that KG might turn back time than recognize the astonishing career trajectory that Rondo is on. It's so mindless to claim that KG has turned back time. What rot. What he has done is far, far more impressive. He has turned time to his advantage. He can't dominate physically as he once could, but as a leader and teacher, he can more than make up for that.

And it almost seems like KG thinks he can have with Rondo what he once thought he could have with Marbury. But Rondo is the key. What we saw at the end of last season, and in the playoffs, was a guy who can control the game like no one we have seen in a Celtics uniform since Bird. And we can expect him to get better.

So fine, we'll take the league totally bu surprise. All the better.



Its sick how the world is stuck in 2008. The nation wants to relive the old days. But it's been a new day for some time.
Reply paul
12:31 PM on August 17, 2012 
Franklin says...
Its sick how the world is stuck in 2008. The nation wants to relive the old days. But it's been a new day for some time.


I'm listening to King's radio show and it's more of the same - KG, Paul Pierce, KG, Paul Pierce.

Sheesh. There's this guy by the name of Rondo...

As for the nation, my God. My God. It's like we are living in a completely demented nightmare.
Reply Birdman33
2:16 PM on August 17, 2012 
paul says...
I'm listening to King's radio show and it's more of the same - KG, Paul Pierce, KG, Paul Pierce.

Sheesh. There's this guy by the name of Rondo...

The guy is an arrogant ass. He's good, but he thinks he's funny.

As for the nation, my God. My God. It's like we are living in a completely demented nightmare.
Reply paul
2:26 PM on August 17, 2012 
Birdman33 says...


Birdman, I'm talking about Jay King, at Celtics Town - are we thinking about a different person? I don't so much see him as arrogant. More as someone who REALLY wants to belong to the club.

I was thinking just now that deciding who is more the MVP between KG and Rondo could be like trying to decide if Russell or Bird would be mvp on the same team...
Reply Morena
5:53 PM on August 17, 2012 
paul says...
I find the mentality around this team so strange. I read comments from both Havlicek and Cowens which suggested that they see KG and Pierce as the key guys. Many or most commentators and writers still seem to see it the same way. It's freaking weird. I've said this so many times, but it seems so true; in the minds of so many people, it's still 2008.

And it's not just here around Boston. Fans and writers around the league saw Rondo almost play Lebron to a standstill, but they act like they didn't see it. I guess they are so stuck on who slam-dunks the hardest that they can't see a skill set and a vision and a will that takes things to another level.

Jay King's comments are so revelatory. This guy would rather convince himself that KG might turn back time than recognize the astonishing career trajectory that Rondo is on. It's so mindless to claim that KG has turned back time. What rot. What he has done is far, far more impressive. He has turned time to his advantage. He can't dominate physically as he once could, but as a leader and teacher, he can more than make up for that.

And it almost seems like KG thinks he can have with Rondo what he once thought he could have with Marbury. But Rondo is the key. What we saw at the end of last season, and in the playoffs, was a guy who can control the game like no one we have seen in a Celtics uniform since Bird. And we can expect him to get better.

So fine, we'll take the league totally bu surprise. All the better.

I love your comment!!
I'm sure the league will have a big surprise this year.
But I'm afraid that they will deny the evidence one more time..
Reply paul
9:12 PM on August 17, 2012 
Morena says...
I love your comment!!
I'm sure the league will have a big surprise this year.
But I'm afraid that they will deny the evidence one more time..


Morena, the league won't know what hit them, will they?