Who is Rajon Rondo?
He is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two years of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. He is a two-time NBA Champion, four-time NBA All-Star, has earned four NBA All-Defensive Team honours including two First Team honours, and was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2012.
He is known to be a versatile facilitator in the NBA, leading the league in assists three times and in steals once. He has also ranked fourth in Celtics history in assists and third in steals.
He joined the Atlanta Hawks, where he stayed for half a season before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for the remainder of the season. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2021 offseason and agreed to contract buyout to become a free agent.
|Real Name||Rajon Pierre Rondo|
|Birth Place||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Date of Birth||2nd, February 1986|
|Source of Income||Professional basketball player.|
|Age||35 years (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||William Rondo|
|Mother’s name||Amber Rondo|
|Siblings||He has three siblings: Dymon, William and Anton.|
|School||Oak Hill Academy|
Eastern High School
|College||University of Kentucky|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches /185 Cm.|
|Weight||82 Kg / 180 Lbs.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Girl Friend||Ashley Bachelor|
|Children||Ryelle Rondo, Rajon Rondo Jr.|
|Profession||Professional basketball player.|
|Twitter /Rajon Rondo|
|Instagram /Rajon Rondo|
|Net Worth||$ 45 million (Rs 3,38.09 Cr).|
|Last Updated||October 2021.|
He was born on 22nd, February 1986 in Louisville, the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most populous city in the United States. His father William Rondo with whom he has very little contact and his mother Amber Rondo worked at Philip Morris USA, a tobacco company. He has three siblings: Dymon, William and Anton.
In 2015 he joined the Sacramento Kings in 2015 and then the Chicago Bulls in 2016, the New Orleans Pelicans in 2017 and the Los Angeles Lakers. After the season. He joined the Atlanta Hawks, where he stayed for half a season before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
High school Career
He became serious about basketball after he attended Louisville’s Eastern High School for three years. During his junior year at Eastern High School, he averaged 27.9 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists which earned him a spot on the All-State honours and was named the 7th Region Player of the Year.
He then transferred to Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy for his senior year 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 2003–04 season with a 38–0 record. He was also named a second-team Parade All-American.
He committed to Kentucky over his hometown Louisville. He, along with All-Americans Joe Crawford and Randolph Morris, gave coach Tubby Smith and Kentucky the top-rated recruiting class for 2004. He led Kentucky to several wins including victories against Louisville, South Carolina and Central Florida, but Kentucky failed to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in either his freshman or sophomore seasons.
Following the 2005–06 NCAA season, he announced he would forgo his final two seasons at Kentucky and enter the NBA draft. He was drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 NBA draft.
In the 2015 offseason, he signed a one-year, $10 million (Rs 75.13 Cr) contract with the Sacramento Kings. He was also incredible for the California capital as he finished the season averaging a triple-double, 11.9 points and 11.7 rebounds.
He signed for the Chicago Bulls in the 2016 offseason with a contract of $28 million( 2,10.36 Cr) for two years. He played a good season for the Bulls but he was eventually waived on June 30th 2017.
The New Orleans Pelicans picked up him during that offseason with a one-year $3.3 million (Rs 24.79 Cr) deal. This move reunited him with former Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousins and paired them with All-Star Anthony Davis.
After a good season with the Pels, he signed a one-year, $9 million ( Rs 67.61 Cr) deal with the Lakers to join LeBron James. Despite missing the playoffs that season, the Lakers re-signed the veteran point guard to a minimum contract.
He then helped the Lakers win their 17th Championship after disposing of the Miami Heat in six games.
After winning his 2nd ring which helped him bag an amazing deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth $15 million (Rs 1,12.69 Cr) for two years. However, he was traded mid-season to the Los Angeles Clippers. After the 2020-2021 season, the Clips traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies — which eventually led to a buyout, making him a free agent this offseason.
His 16-year career allowed him to bag a lot of fortune, prestigious awards and championships. He might be able to add more before he decides to call it a career.
He holds the title of being the first-ever NBA athlete to sign a brand endorsement deal with the energy drink manufacturing to retailing company Red Bull, and he signed this contract in 2009.
A year after winning the championship in 2008, the Celtics offered him a five-year contract worth $55 million (Rs 4,13.22 Cr). In 2015, he signed a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings worth $10 million (Rs 75.13 Cr) In 2016, he signed a two-year, $28-million (Rs 2,10.36 Cr) contract with the Chicago Bulls. In 2017, he signed a one-year, $3.3-million (Rs 24.79 Cr) contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. In 2018, he signed a one-year, $9-million (Rs 67.61 Cr) contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2014, it was reported that he had purchased a condo in Miami. Located in the neighbourhood of Edgewater, it is situated on the 39th floor of the Paramount Bay building. He paid $1.175 million (Rs 8.82 Cr) for the 1,588-square-foot residence.
In 2015, it was reported that he had placed his home in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Located on the outer part of Boston, the 6,500-square-foot residence hit the market for $2 million (Rs 15.02 Cr) it features five bedrooms, an advanced home theatre, an entertainment lounge, and a game room. He originally purchased the residence when he was just 22, soon after winning the NBA title with the Celtics.
He іѕ quіtе асtіvе оn ѕосіаl mеdіа ѕіtеѕ lіkе Іnѕtаgrаm, whеrе hе hаѕ ѕоmеwhаt аrоund 1.3 Міllіоn fоllоwеrѕ. Не rеgulаrlу роѕtѕ аbоut hіѕ tіmе wіth hіѕ tеаm.
He hаѕ tорреd thе tоurnаmеnt fоr thе mоѕt numbеr оf аѕѕіѕtѕ реr gаmе thrее tіmеѕ іn 2012, 2013, аnd 2016.
Аѕ оf 2021, he hаѕ bееn а раrt оf еіght mајоr NВА tеаmѕ.
Не іѕ а wеll-knоwn ѕtаt-ѕhееt ѕtuffеr, аnd hіѕ rаnk іѕ 11th іn NВА hіѕtоrу.
А ѕіnglе mоthеr rаіѕеd hіm, аlоng wіth hіѕ thrее ѕіblіngѕ.
Durіng hіѕ tіmе аt thе hіgh ѕсhооl, hе wоn thе 7th Rеgіоn Рlауеr оf thе Yеаr аwаrd.
He has married wіth hіѕ lоngtіmе gіrlfrіеnd, Аѕhlеу Васhеlоr. They tоgеthеrhometown have twо сhіldrеn wіth Аѕhlеу, nаmеlу Rуеllе Rоndо аnd Rајоn Rоndо. Durіng hіѕ frее tіmе, рlауіng wіth hіѕ kіdѕ brіngѕ hіm ѕо muсh ѕаtіѕfасtіоn.
Social Media Portfolio
This star basketball player has 1.6 million followers on Twitter & on Instagram, he has 1.3 million followers as of October 2021. Apart from this social platform he has also his Facebook page where 4.5M followers follow him around the globe.
Q.Is Rajon Rondo a good defender?
Ans:- He steals champion and consistently positive perimeter defender.
Q.Does Rondo play defence?
Ans:- Rajon Rondo is a tenacious defender who is ruthless on the perimeter.
Q.Where does Rajon Rondo rank all time?
Ans:- He is 26th all-time among assists leaders with 6,075.
Q.Who is Rajon Rondo’s wife?
Ans:- Аѕhlеу Васhеlоr.
Q.What nationality is Rajon Rondo?