Rajon Pierre Rondo shortly named Rajon Rondo is a professional basketball player. He is playing for the current team, Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His playing position is Point Guard. He plays by wearing shirt number 9. He played two years of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before he was drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 NBA draft. He is considered a stat-sheet stuffer, ranking 11th in NBA history for triple-doubles with 32 in the regular season to go with 10 in the playoffs. He won a second NBA title with the Lakers in 2020.
Rajon Rondo signs two-year, $15 million deal with Hawks
Rajon Rondo agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Rondo, 34, hinted that his time with the Lakers was over Saturday, thanking the organization and its fans in an Instagram post. He played an integral role in the Lakers’ recent championship run, averaging 8.9 points and 6.6 assists off the bench. In 48 games, Rondo averaged 7.1 points and 5 assists with the Lakers last season.
- Being an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- Being named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2011-12 and has earned four NBA All-Defensive Team honors, twice on the First Team (2009-10 and 2010-11).
What is the Birthplace of Rajon Rondo?
Rajon Rondo was born on 22nd February 1986 with the birth name/real name of Rajon Pierre Rondo. His birthplace is in Louisville, Kentucky, the USA. He holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed (American-African). His race is Black. Pisces is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. He was born to his parents; Amber Rondo (mother) and William Sr. (father). He also has three siblings; Dymon, William, and Anton. His father left the family when he was just seven years old, leaving his mother to fend for herself and the children. His mother, a very determined woman, toiled hard to raise the children single-handedly. As of 2020, he celebrated his 34th birthday. Concerning his education, he attended Eastern High School, Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy, University of Kentucky.
How was the Basketball Career of Rajon Rondo?
- Rajon Rondo started his basketball career by playing for Eastern High School where he averaged 27.9 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 7.5 assists during his junior year. Due to his score, he was named the 7th Region Player of the Year and also earned him a spot on the All-State honors.
- For his senior year, he transferred to Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy where he averaged 21.0 points per game (ppg), 3.0 rebounds per game (RPG), and 12.0 assists per game (APG) and finished the 2003-2004 season with a 38-0 record. He was named to the McDonald’s All-American Team in 2004 and scored a total of 14 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds in the all-star game.
- He later ended his career as Oak Hill Academy’s all-time assists leader in a single season with 494 assists, surpassing McInnis.
- After that, he committed to the University of Kentucky and led to several wins including victories against Louisville, South Carolina, and Central Florida. He was named to the SEC All-Freshmen Team. He also set a Kentucky record for most steals in a single season, with a total of 87 steals in his freshman year and made at least one steal in every game.
- He finished his freshman year at Kentucky averaging 8.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.6 steals where he had a career-high 12 assists against Ole Miss. He was also named to the U.S. men’s national under-21 basketball team, which traveled to Argentina for the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship.
- He began his professional career in the 2006-2007 season when he was drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 NBA draft. Later, he was signed by the Boston Celtics on 4th July 2006.
- He made his NBA regular-season debut on 1st November 2006, in a home loss against the New Orleans Hornets. In his first career start, he matched his career-high against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Celtics finished the season with a 24-58 win-loss record and failed to qualify for the playoffs. In his 77 games played, he averaged 10.6 points per game (ppg), 5.1 assists per game (APG), and 4.2 rebounds per game (RPG).
- He made his playoff debut on 20th April 2008 against the Atlanta Hawks and finished the game with 15 points, 9 assists, and 2 steals. He recorded his first career triple-double along with a career-high in assists (16 points, 13 rebounds, and 17 assists), against the Indiana Pacers. During the postseason, he nearly averaged a triple-double with 16.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 9.8 assists.
- He averaged career-highs in points (13.7), assists (9.8), and steals (2.3) during the 2009-2010 season. He signed a five-year extension with the Celtics worth a guaranteed $55 million on 2nd November 2009.
- He recorded his third regular-season career triple-double, with 22 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds against the Toronto Raptors on 10th January 2010.
- He put up 17 assists during the first game of the 2010-2011 season. Against the Detroit Pistons, he finished the game with 17 assists for a total of 67 assists, which is the most assists in the team’s first four games in NBA history. His season also began with injuries and missed three games in November due to a strained left hamstring.
- He then began the 2012-2013 season with 24 consecutive games of 10+ assists. He continued that streak, and recorded his 37th game with 10+ assists against the Orlando Magic on 25th November 2012, matching John Stockton’s longest streak.
- He was assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League for training and rehab purposes on 15th January 2014. He then made his season debut on 17th January 2014 with the Celtics, nearly a year after tearing his ACL.
- He also recorded his first triple-double of the season with 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 16 assists, in a 102-111 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on 4th April 2014.
- He was ruled out for six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken left hand on 26th September 2014. He then returned for the regular-season opener on 29th October and recorded 13 points, 12 assists, and seven rebounds in 30 minutes to help the Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105.
- Later, he was traded, along with Dwight Powell, to the Dallas Mavericks on 18th December 2014 and made his debut match after a couple of days scoring six points on 3-for-11 shooting to go with nine assists and seven rebounds in a 99-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
- He scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with a season-best 29 to lead Dallas to a 119-101 victory. After that, he signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Sacramento Kings on 13th July 2015 and made his debut for the Kings in their season opener on 28th October 2015 recording four points, seven rebounds, and four assists in a 111-104 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He was ejected from the Kings’ December 3 game against the Boston Celtics by Bill Kennedy.
- He recorded his fifth triple-double of the season with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 108-97 win over the Indiana Pacers on 23rd January 2016.
- After on, he signed a two-year, $28 million contract with the Chicago Bulls on 7th July 2016 and made his debut for the Bulls in their season opener on October 27, recording 4 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals in a 105-99 win over the Boston Celtics. On 30th June 2017, he was waived by the Bulls.
- He signed a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on 19th July 2017. He was diagnosed with a sports hernia on 8th October 2017 due to which he underwent surgery and was ruled out for four to six weeks.
- He then made his debut for the Pelicans on 13th November 2017, against the Atlanta Hawks.
- In the second round against the Golden State Warriors, he had 21 assists in Game 3, the Pelicans’ only win before being eliminated in five games.
- He later signed a one-year, $9 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on 6th July 2018 and made his debut match on 10th October by recording 13 points and 11 assists in a 128-119 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
- Due to a hand injury, he suffered a sprain to his right ring finger and underwent surgery three days later and was subsequently ruled out for an estimated four to five weeks. He then had 14 points and 13 rebounds in a 123-120 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on 31st January.
- He re-signed with the Lakers on 8th July 2019 and went on to win the 2020 NBA Finals, his first in 12 years and becoming the second player in NBA history, after Clyde Lovellette, to win a Championship with both the Boston Celtics and the Lakers. His 105 assists in the 2020 NBA playoffs are the most by a bench player in a single postseason.
Awards, Honors, and Achievements of Rajon Rondo
2× NBA champion: 2008, 2020
4× NBA All-Star: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
4× NBA All-Defensive:
- First Team: 2010, 2011
- Second Team: 2009, 2012
NBA All-Rookie selection:
NBA regular season:
- 2010: most steals (189), most steals per game (2.3)
- 2012: most assists per game (11.7), most triple-doubles (6)
- 2013: most assists per game (11.1), most triple-doubles (5)
- 2016: most assists per game (11.7), most assists (839)
- 2008: most assists (172), most steals (45)
- 2009: most assists (127), most triple-doubles (3)
- 2010: most triple-doubles (2), most steals (46)
- 2011: most triple-doubles (1)
- 2012: most assists (227), most assists per game (11.9), most triple-doubles (4)
Boston Celtics franchise records:
- Most assists in a single season: 794 (2009-10)
- Most steals in a single season: 189 (2009-10)
- Most assists in a playoff game: 20 (2010-11)
- Most assists per game (season): 11.7 (2011-12)
New Orleans Pelicans franchise records:
- Most assists in a playoff game: 21 (2017-18)
Who is Rajon Rondo married to?
Rajon Rondo is a married man. He was married to his beautiful wife; Ashley Bachelor. Rajon met Ashley while attending college at the University of Kentucky. The couple has two children/kids named Ryelle Rondo and Rajon Rondo Jr. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. As of today, he is living a happy life without any disturbances. They currently reside in Lincoln Massachusetts.
How much is Rajon Rondo’s Net Worth 2020?
Rajon Rondo is a professional basketball player who has made a huge amount of money throughout his career. As of 2020, the net worth of Rajon Rondo is estimated to have $35 Million and he has made roughly earned $102,807,152 through his league contracts. He is making a good amount of salary of $2.565 Million with his current Team. He signed a five-year extension with the Celtics worth a guaranteed $55 million and signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Sacramento Kings. He signed a two-year, $28 million contract with the Chicago Bulls and signed a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. He signed a one-year, $9 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has a sneaker endorsement deal currently running with the Chinese brand “Anta”. He inked the eight-year deal back in the year 2014 after previously weakening Nike and Adidas sneakers. His current deal with Anta expires only by 2022 and he’s been wearing them since the 2014 season. His major source of income comes from his basketball career and he is satisfied with his earnings.
How tall is Rajon Rondo?
Rajon Rondo is a very handsome man with a strong and athletic body build. He stands tall at the height of 1.85 m or 6 ft 1 in. His balanced weight consists of 82 Kg or 180 lbs. His hair color is black and he has a pair of brown eyes color. His other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, biceps size, and more are still to get revealed yet. He maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercises and workouts. Overall, he has a healthy body.