Rajon Rondo Explains Why He Thinks He’s the NBA’s Best Point Guard

by October 10, 2012

Rajon Rondo has never lacked confidence in his own abilities. Not only does he believe he’s the NBA’s top floor general today, Rondo also aims to go down as the greatest point guard in Boston Celtics history. Rajon tells Boston Common Magazine why he should be considered the best at his position in the game (via WEEI): “It’s always the whole package,’ he says. ‘Some fans look at a point guard and say he had 26 points, seven assists, and eight rebounds, and they’ll say he had a great game. But there is a lot of talent in the NBA, and eventually that talent catches up with you. The mental game is where it’s at. I would say the game is 80 percent mental and 20 percent physical, for me at least. What separates great players from good ones is performing consistently. I can dominate the game in any number of ways, not just with the numbers.’ […] People can judge point guards by assessing passing, scoring, defense, and a slew of other things, but Rondo takes it a little further. ‘My definition of what a good point guard is might be different from what some others might think,’ he says. ‘I’ll give you an example: If [head coach] Doc Rivers gets thrown out, I can run the team for the rest of the game. I know what plays to call, what sets to call, or when to call time outs. It’s more than keeping track of the score. There is so much more going on that you take for granted on any given night, and there are only so many guys who can run a team when you don’t have a coach. In that category I think I am the best at what I do.'”