Rajon Rondo reminded everyone this week of why he is not the most popular player in the NBA. The Boston Celtics guard reportedly skipped a team trip to Sacramento without permission to remain in Los Angeles for his birthday. Those who have followed Rondo’s career were not stunned by the news, which says a lot.
Prior to tearing his ACL last season, Rondo was widely considered to be one of the best point guards in the NBA. He is a below-average shooter but has the ability to take over a game and get all of his teammates involved offensively. His attitude has a tendency to rub people the wrong way, but does that make him one of the worst point guards in the NBA?
On Thursday, ESPN.com posted an article about the most overrated and underrated players in the NBA. One anonymous Eastern Conference scout slammed Rondo. Deadspin shared part of the Insider column with us: