BREAKING NEWS: NBA Legend of the Celtics Resigns…

A former star of the Boston Celtics, who played on the team that won the most recent title, is ending his NBA career after 16 seasons.,w_2768,h_1557,x_0,y_66/c_fill,w_1080,ar_16:9,f_auto,q_auto,g_auto/images%2FImagnImages%2Fmmsport%2F253%2F01htfrm2kvazy12hzkhb.jpg

Rajon Rondo, who played for nine seasons in Boston before starting a journeyman career, made his official retirement known on the “All the Smoke” podcast, which he co-hosted with former NBA players Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson.

Rondo, who is primarily known for his passing and defence, played for the Celtics for nine seasons before splitting the rest of his career between eight different teams.

The Phoenix Suns selected the Kentucky native with the 21st overall choice in the 2006 NBA Draft; however, Boston acquired him on draft night.

After 15 years in the game, Barnes questioned Rondo about whether or not fans had seen his last days.

Rondo turned 38 in February and hadn’t participated in a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers since March 12, 2022.

Rondo accumulated a sizable trophy cabinet throughout his illustrious time with the Celtics.

Apart from winning the NBA championship in 2008, Rondo was a four-time All-Star, the leader in assists twice, and the leader in steals in the NBA in 2010.

During his career in Boston, he was selected for the All-NBA Third Team and was named to the four All-NBA Defensive Teams. Right now, Rondo is ranked 15th in NBA history for assists.

Rondo considered his career with Barnes and Jackson after winning another ring in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers:

“What a period of time. Undoubtedly, during my time in the game, I never took it for granted.

I treasured the brothers I was able to develop and grow with over the years, and I enjoyed every second of it. This game taught me so much, and it helped shape the man I am now.”

When the point guard was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in December 2014, his tenure with the Celtics came to an end.

With Boston, he participated in 527 regular season and 92 postseason games, scoring 11 points and dishing out 8.5 assists per contest on average.

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