To consider yourself the greatest anything in Celtics history is saying a lot. The Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in sports, and the number of legends to have donned Green and White is incredible.
Rajon Rondo is always up to a challenge, though.
Rondo, who is currently helping out at a Red Bull sponsored youth clinic in the Philippines, is apparently just being his usual confident self this offseason, informing Interaksyon.com of his ultimate career goal.
"I hope I can end my career as the greatest point guard in the history of the Boston Celtics," Rondo told the website.
That's a lofty aspiration for the 26-year-old. Rondo is an NBA champion, a three-time All-Star and has evolved into one of the game's premier floor generals, but to say it's obvious that he has a ways to go before staking claim to such a title would be a gross understatement. The Celtics' history at the position, of course, includes the likes Bob Cousy, Jo Jo White, Nate Archibald and Dennis Johnson.
With that said, it's undeniable that Rondo is continuing to improve as a point guard. He led the league in steals in 2009-10, and had an NBA-best 11.7 assists per game last season. Perhaps someday, many years down the road, Rondo will enter into the discussion.
If he doesn't, it won't be for a lack of confidence.
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