[Moderated by Matt Jones]
If you follow the NBA at all, or just like to keep with former Cats in the league, you know that Rajon Rondo is having his best season yet. He is averaging just over 11 assists per game with 13 points and nearly 6 rebounds in his seventh year as a professional. Rondo was recently voted as a starter for the NBA All-Star Game for the first time in his career (4th selection), but will not be playing. The former Wildcat was ruled out for the season with an ACL tear on Sunday afternoon.
The news was shocking around the league, especially to head coach Doc Rivers who said that Rondo was in the team walk-through today; ESPN even reported Rondo as a game-time decision for the game against the Heat. Rivers later admitted that he knew Rondo had torn the ACL before the game, but was wanting to wait to announce it until after the game to his team (the reporter in this video doesn’t care, and thinks she should be the one to tell Pierce, though). The injury came late in the Celtics’ game against the Hawks on Friday night.
On the bright side for Celtics fans, Boston was able to get a double-overtime win over the Heat Sunday afternoon at The Garden with Courtney Lee (former Hilltopper) starting in place for number nine.
Big Blue Nation will be disappointed to see one of their own go down with an injury like this in the prime of his career. All who bleed blue will wish Rondo a quick and full recovery back to the hardwood.
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