Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Rondo played two years of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before he was drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 NBA draft. He was subsequently traded to the Celtics, where he played a supporting role during his rookie season. Rondo, a four-time NBA All-Star, had led the league in assists per game three times. He was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2011–12 and has earned four NBA All-Defensive Team honors, twice on the First Team. During his time in Boston, Rondo helped the Celtics advance to the NBA Finals in 2008 and 2010, winning a championship in 2008 as the team's starting point guard. Rondo has long been known as an elite facilitator in the NBA, ranking fourth in Celtics history in assists and third in steals.
|Born:||February 22, 1986, Louisville, Kentucky|
|Listed height:||6 ft 1 in|
|Listed weight:||180 lb|
|High school:||Eastern (Middletown, Kentucky), Oak Hill Academy, (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)|
|NBA draft:||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21, Phoenix Suns|
|Team:||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Twitter:||Rajon Rondo's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Rajon Rondo's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Rajon Rondo's Facebook profile|
About Rajon Rondo
Versatile point guard who helped lead the Boston Celtics to an NBA Championship in 2008; he was selected to his first NBA All-Star game in 2010. During the 2014-15 NBA season, he was traded from the Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks. He then spent time with the Kings and Bulls before signing with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2017.
He played two seasons at the University of Kentucky, but left the school before his junior season to enter the 2006 NBA Draft.
He was drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns, but was traded away to the Celtics, along with forward Brian Grant, in exchange for a 2007 first round pick. He led the NBA in steals in 2010 and assists in 2012.
He married Ashley Bachelor, whom he began dating during his time at Kentucky. Together they had a daughter named Ryelle and a son named Rajon, Jr.
He and Kevin Garnett helped bring an NBA Championship to the city of Boston in 2008.
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- Eastern High School (Louisville, Kentucky) alumni
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- Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball players
- Basketball players from Kentucky
- Sacramento Kings players
- Dallas Mavericks players
- Chicago Bulls players
- Los Angeles Lakers players
- Sportspeople from Louisville, Kentucky
- National Basketball Association All-Stars
- Boston Celtics players