Be he ever so humble, there is no PG like Rajon Rondo. The Celtics star is overwhelmed by smugness after being chosen by fan vote for the All-Star team.
In a smarmy self-effacing interview with the media suckups, Rondo expressed how loved he felt by so many people. Apparently no one told him that juvenile fans can vote 25 times for the same person.
Adults who voted 25 times for Rondo must get a life and find a hobby.
With his usual way with words, Rondo told assembled multitudes that "it's a grateful experience for me," to have so many votes.
Rondo almost fed 5000 voters with a couple of loaves of bread. A few cynics said it was the only game this season where he was offered a guarantee not to be suspended for abusing referees.
Last season Rondo was a replacement for an injured all-star, slipping in the back door of the NBA, which is usually reserved for bookies.
This season Rondo received nearly one million votes from 25,000 fans. This will earn him a couple of pay bonuses from the Boston Celtics (thus restoring the money the NBA took from him earlier this season for bad sportsmanship).
To top it all off, Rondo now has the privilege to play with Dwyane Wade, one of his least favorite players. Look for Wade to receive fewer all-star passes from Rondo than Ray Allen had all last season in any playoff game.
We expect that Rondo will hit the "Eephus" Pitch out of the park, putting him in the same league as another Boston all-star temperamental legend, Ted Williams.