The Pendleton Panther

Rondo Gets $55 Million

Posted on: November 2, 2009


Rondo has agreed to a 55 million dollar contract with the Boston Celtics

In 2006 Rajon Rondo left the University of Kentucky after his sophomore year of school. Almost everyone that was a Kentucky basketball fan said that Rondo was not ready for the National Basketball Association (NBA). Critics said that Rondo was not strong enough; he didn’t have a good enough jump shot and he couldn’t go to his left. In 2006 Rondo was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round at number 21.  The day after the draft he was traded to the Boston Celtics.  Being drafted that high in the NBA draft silenced the critics for only a few months, however they came back saying that they were right about Rondo and said he would never make it. After one year, Rondo worked his way into some playing time and in 2008 he earned the starting point guard job at Boston Celtics.  Then the funniest thing happened; all of the critics that said that Rondo would never make it started to praise him saying that they always knew he would make it. After Rondo averaged 11.9 points, 8.2 assists, and 5.2 rebounds a game in 2008 he as of yesterday signed a 5 year extension on his contract. Rondo is garneted 55 million dollars over the next 5 years. One NBA championship ring, a starting point guard job, and a 55 million dollar contract has silenced his critics for good!


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