Rolled ankle or not, Rajon Rondo wasn't about to miss anymore time. The Boston Celtics' guard returned to the court yesterday in dramatic fashion. Rondo had 20 assists in his return, thought he could have had more, and is starting to get mentioned in the early MVP discussion.
Rondo was told about Jason Terry mentioning Rondo as a potential MVP after his incredible performance says A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England, and Rondo did not shy away from the fact that he'd like to earn that award.
“MVP is in the picture,” Rondo said. “I would like to be one day, but we’ve just got to keep winning. Who wouldn’t [want to] be? That’s a dream.”Yesterday's game against the Toronto Raptors marked the 33rd straight game in which Rondo has played and had at least 10 assists. Very few in basketball history have done what Rondo is doing. He could finish his career as the all-time assists leader if he keeps this up.
Rajon Rondo is just 26 years old and has a lot of basketball left in him. Already in his career, he has 3,643 assists. John Stockton has the all-time assists record with 15,806. Rondo, though, has averaged over 620 assists per season since 2008-09. He would need to start cranking things up even more to catch Stockton, but it's not impossible.
Oh, and his ankle looks fine.