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Rajon Rondo quotes on basketball, game, hard-work, winning, trying, worry, life, and struggle.

29 Rajon Rondo Quotes That Fuel Optimism & Hope

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Rajon Rondo is an American basketball player who was born and raised in Kentucky. After making a huge name for himself during his college years, Rajon was drafted to Boston Celtics in the 2006 NBA draft. In his rookie season, he earned a place in the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and proved his mettle. In the coming years when he joined subsequent teams, such as Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings, Rajon further proved his worth and in 2018, he signed a $9 million contract with Los Angeles Lakers. Famously known as a stat-sheet stuffer, Rajon has achieved some distinct honours during his long and successful NBA career. We have compiled some of Rajon Rondo quotes on basketball, game, hard-work, winning, trying, worry, life, and struggle, which have been excerpted from his interviews and speeches.

I haven't even been thinking about it really. I'm just going to talk to coach. We will have a team meeting when we go back and (I'm) just (going to) focus on school.

- Rajon Rondo

We're looking forward to the tournament. We still believe that if we play with effort, we can beat anyone. We just can't have those 2-3-minute lapses.

- Rajon Rondo

The fans treated me with a lot of respect, and I played as hard as possible every night. I wanted to win. I'm going to always be a competitor.

- Rajon Rondo

I just try to keep rebounding the ball as much as I can. I just go out there and do what needs to be done and don't worry about my stats.

- Rajon Rondo

I always get up for every game, but this game is especially big. It's a do-or-die thing. This could be (decide) whoever wins the regular-season championship.

- Rajon Rondo

I always try to push myself, even more now because evidently I'm not doing something right. I'm trying to do the little things that count in practice to try and get my job back.

- Rajon Rondo

They got a lot of easy baskets and rebounds. That is what killed us.

- Rajon Rondo

I feel like nobody can stop me off the dribble. At crunch time, we're looking for somebody to score and I definitely want to be the guy who has the ball in his hands.

- Rajon Rondo

I was always about the team, regardless of our relationship wasn't working out or didn't work out.

- Rajon Rondo

I will never play for the Miami Heat.

- Rajon Rondo

We just played unselfishly. At times this year, we've played selfish, but today we passed the ball. ... We were just very supportive of each other.

- Rajon Rondo

Every player, every coach doesn't always see eye to eye.

- Rajon Rondo

Always people have counted me out since I got in the league. It never made me any difference. I kept myself around positive people, got a great support system and just kept at it.

- Rajon Rondo

I don't know, you go through what you go through. You handle adversity, and I think it made me hungrier.

- Rajon Rondo

I'm a competitor. I never doubt myself.

- Rajon Rondo

Coach showed he believed in me. So I had to believe in myself.

- Rajon Rondo

When you lose, nobody likes it and you start turning on each other.

- Rajon Rondo

Every team doesn't fit every person's style of play.

- Rajon Rondo

Whatever my team needs - that's what I do.

- Rajon Rondo

I never doubted myself. It just didn't work.

- Rajon Rondo

Everything happens for a reason; I'm a big believer in that.

- Rajon Rondo

I'm a point guard, so I want to see everybody else score and be happy. I don't necessarily need to score at all. I could be happy with zero points as long as it was a team game and everybody contributed.

- Rajon Rondo

Can't pick and choose when you're gonna be a leader. If you're gonna be it - gotta do it every day.

- Rajon Rondo

They talked about teamwork. That's all it is. It's about team effort. No particular player trying to outshine each other. Playing unselfishly and believe. Good things will come.

- Rajon Rondo

I haven't played defense in a couple years.

- Rajon Rondo

As I grew up, I played in sandals. I played in flip-flops all the time back in the day. That's why I didn't really care about spraining my ankles. When I first started in the NBA, I loved low-cuts. I can play (in them), because I used to grow up playing in flip-flops all the time.

- Rajon Rondo

I could play through anything. But just thinking about I have kids, longevity, I probably would have made more of a conscious effort not to hit the floor, but at the end of the day in the playoffs, you can't play that way. You just have to play and give it your all.

- Rajon Rondo

We have to be mentally prepared for every team we play. If we play a team who has a big name on their chests, then we are going to come out ready. But if we play a team who doesn't have a big name or a star player, we have a hard time coming out ready.

- Rajon Rondo

It’s kind of like, I would say, maybe college recruiting. I’m pretty sure a lot more goes into it in the NBA. A lot more money is spent. I’ve heard stories, guys getting called right at midnight. It’s something that I haven’t experienced. I may want to go through it. I haven’t thought about it at all.

- Rajon Rondo