Friday 27th January 2023,
The Hoop Doctors

Rondo Wanted to Be a Football Player

Many guys grow up playing multiple sports, but it isn’t often that you hear a player of Rondo’s caliber say that he barely watched the NBA growing up because he wanted to be a football player. Needless to say, he made that transition to the court just fine.

And while that last Boston championship team contained some of the best veterans in the game – among them Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett—Rondo has emerged as the franchise’s on-court leader, a natural role for a player who readily admits his initial dreams of sporting glory centred around playing quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. ‘I didn’t watch a lot of NBA games growing up,’ he says. ‘I watched the Green Bay Packers. I always had dreams of being an NFL player.

Source: soutchinamorningpost

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