On Friday night Rajon Rondo dropped quite the stink bomb on the city of Toronto. He looked listless at times and entered rage mode on one of the officials, drawing a technical foul. Boston fans were (and amazingly some still are) a bit over-critical following the disgusting loss. Clearly this would mean that Rondo would just sulk against the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls, right?
Wrong. Instead, Rondo went out and orchestrated a masterful performance, engineering his 15th career triple-double. He's not perfect by any means, can be moody at times and apparently drives fans of his own team crazy. But yesterday left little room for debate quite honestly. He even went 4-4 on clutch free throws to ice Chicago's late-hot comeback attempt. The guy plays hurt and steps up his game in the playoffs when you need it most. There are better players out there but there aren't many better point guards in the league. He has his flaws, but his abilities far outweigh those. I've given up trying to argue this with people. At this point, you either like him (and want him here) or you don't. That's fine. For now, sit back and enjoy the full compilation of his masterpiece.