Rajon Rondo’s Legacy as a Celtic a Faliure? Discuss, Now!


Here we go: let the trolling of Rajon Rondo commence.

Yes, you read that correctly: CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay described Rondo’s tenure as a member of the Boston Celtics a “failure” during Arabella Early Edition shortly before the Celtics hosted Rondo and his new team, the Dallas Mavericks, in TD Garden Friday night.  Make sure you click on the link – you’re going to want to see the video, if only for co-host Kirk Minihane’s response to Tanguay.

I highly doubt Tanguay’s comments were what motivated Rondo to have his highest-scoring game of the season (29 pts.) against his former team, but then again, it’s nice to think so.

Personally, I find it hard to describe Rajon Rondo’s time spent in Boston a failure – he did win a ring, and came a Kendrick Perkins injury away from winning a second.  However, there is no denying that Rondo routinely failed to live up to his potential.  Injuries aside, this year was a perfect example of how Rondo could allow himself to become just an ordinary player, if the mood struck.  I would be okay had Tanguay labelled Rondo’s time in Boston inconsistent, up-and-down, or even frustrating – but a failure?

That’s a bit of a stretch, to say the least.

I checked in with my fellow editors here at Hardwood Houdini to see what they thought.

Bobby Krivitsky, Editor

Rajon Rondo’s time in Boston was a success. Sure, he caused some headaches. But he also was a four-time all-star, was on the NBA’s all-defensive first team twice – ironic, I know. He also led the league in assists twice and steals once.

Rondo’s performance in the clinching game of the 2008 Finals is something that he does not get nearly enough credit for, as he was truly phenomenal.

Things didn’t go well following the knee injury but that doesn’t negate or outweigh what Rondo did prior to it.

 Steviechillz, Editor

Sorry this might be late, but that video is ridiculous. Rondo was a fan favorite, earned the respect of future hall of famers, and was a triple double machine during his tenure. IMO, due to all the success we had with him from 2008-2012, his jersey should be retired.

I think this trade will go down to haunt Danny Ainge, and eventually cost him his job. Boston is too good to be in “Rebuilding” mode and have a whole bunch of draft picks that don’t mean anything. Venting over!

What say you, Celtics Nation?  I know Tanguay is almost too easy a target to pick on, but is he actually onto something here?  Or is this the definitive proof we need to dismiss him as a Rajon Rondo hater, nothing more?  Vote, and share your two cents below!

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