HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Rajon Rondo is getting his ‘Gordon Gecko’ on.
The Boston Celtics point guard is wisely following the mantra of Oliver Stone’s fictional Wall Street character, greedily stating he wants to be the premier table-setter in the NBA.
Not top five. Not top three. But number one. Like Gecko preached: ‘Greed is good’.
Rondo must continue to emerge because the Celtics are his team. Ray Allen, at 36, is a spot up shooter; Kevin Garnett has health issues; Paul Pierce is on the downside of his storied run with the mighty green-and-white.
Raising an eighteenth banner and avenging last year’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals rests mostly with Rondo. After years as a supporting piece, he’s now the straw that stirs the drink, the lead dog on a veteran squad
So the Celtics will go only as far as the ‘greedy’ Rondo takes them in 2011.
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