Rajon Rondo is Dime's new cover boy.
While aging point guard legends Steve Nash and Jason
Kidd are still chasing a championship into their late-30s,
Rondo kissed the Larry O’Brien trophy when he was 22 years old, in just
his second pro season and first as a full-time starter. That was in
2008. One year later, Rondo had his playoff breakout. And the year after
that, he reached All-Star and superstar status.
As the Boston Celtics battle to stay in the 2010 championship
picture, Rondo has taken charge as the team’s best player. Through Wednesday’s schedule, he was averaging
13.5 points, 9.8 assists and a League-high 2.4 steals per game, posting
two triple-doubles along the way. In February, Rondo made his All-Star
debut, and if the Celtics are going to win an 18th championship, it will
be Rondo – not
Ray Allen, Paul Pierce or Kevin
Garnett – who carries them there.
After the jump, video of Rondo's cover shoot… along with some of his interview with Dime and an explanation of his signature move.