Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He joined the NBA after two successful years of playing at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Wildcats before being drafted. He was chosen by the Phoenix Suns in 2006 and later moved on to play for Boston Celtics. Rondo has been named to the NBA All-Star team four times and has won two NBA championships and many other honors. He was chosen to the All-NBA Team in 2012, an annual distinction conferred on the league’s best players after each NBA season.
Rajon Rondos Biography
|Full Name||Rajon Pierre Rondo|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Rajon Rondo|
|Birth Place:||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||22 February 1986|
|Age/How Old:||36 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’ 1″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 180 lbs
|Social media Accounts:||Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Kids/Children Name:||Ryelle Rondo, Rajon Rondo Jr.|
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – Amber Rondo
|Siblings:||3 (Anton Rondo, Dymon Rondo, William Rondo)|
|School:||Eastern High School; Oak Hill Academy|
|College:||University of Kentrucky|
|Profession:||Professional Basketball Player|
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
Rajon Rondos Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 22, 1986 (36 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Basketball player, Athlete|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Rajon Pierre Rondo was born in Louisville, Kentucky on February 22, 1986, and has three siblings. He has little to no contact with his biological father who left him when he was seven years old. His mother raised all four children by herself. Rondo showed interest in football initially, but his mother pushed him to play basketball as it would help him forego his skinny body.
Rondo got serious about pursuing basketball and attended Louisville’s Eastern High School. His 3 years over there fetched him a spot in All-State honors and was the 7th Region Player of the year. Rondo then transferred to Virginia Oak Hill Academy for his senior year and broke a record of 303 assists simultaneously averaging a double-double. His 55-point game in high school was the second-highest all-time in Oak Hill Academy’s history of basketball. In 2004, Rondo was suggested to the McDonald’s All-American Team and also participated in the Jordan Capital Classic game.
Rondo then joined the University of Kentucky where he played against Louisville, South Carolina, and Central Florida, but Kentucky did not make it to the NCAA Tournament finals. However, he set two Kentucky records, for most steals in a single season and for most rebounds in a game. He was qualified for the U.S men’s national basketball team, under-21, and they won the gold medal at the Global games in Texas.
Rajon Rando married Ashley Bachelor in 2010 and had two children, Ryelle, and Rajon Jr. The couple divorced but Rando’s abusive behavior forced the mother of his children to leave the house. Reports state that they were threatened with a gun, enraged, and destroyed several items in the house. He told his children and wife to leave the house. His wife stated that her ex-husband has a pattern of violent and explosive behavior and is often abusive.
Rajon holds the honor of being the first-ever NBA athlete to sign a brand endorsement deal with the energy drink company Red Bull, and he signed this contract in 2009.
A year after winning the championship in 2008, the Celtics offered Rondo a five-year contract extension worth $55 million in guaranteed income. He accepted the deal. In 2015, he signed a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings worth $10 million. In 2016, he signed a two-year, $28-million contract with the Chicago Bulls. In 2017, he signed a one-year, $3.3-million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. In 2018, he signed a one-year, $9-million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2006, Rondo decided to leave college and make himself eligible for the NBA Draft. He was picked 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns, who then immediately traded him to the Celtics on draft day. Rondo was the first point guard to be chosen in the draft. Rajon did not get a starting position during his rookie year, and he started only 25 games. However, he gained a starting position midway through the season and started to receive more playing time. Although the Celtics failed to qualify for the playoffs, Rajon was selected for the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
Although Rondo went on to lead the team in assists and steals next season, he suffered a back injury that put him on the sidelines for four games. He also rolled his ankle during the playoffs but returned to help the Celtics win the NBA championship against the Lakers. Next season, he received his first All-Star selection and set a number of franchise records, although the Celtics could not beat the Lakers in the NBA finals. During the 2010-2011 season, Rajon suffered a number of early injuries. He then continued to play well throughout the next few seasons before tearing his ACL in his right knee. This injury required a significant rehab process.
In 2014, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Rondo reportedly did not have very much chemistry with his new teammates, which resulted in him leaving very quickly. He then moved to the Sacramento Kings and played a single season with them before signing a new contract with the Chicago Bulls. Again, the stint lasted only one year before he moved on to the New Orleans Pelicans. He managed to find more stability with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, staying with them until 2020 and winning another NBA championship in the process. However, that too proved to be temporary, and Rondo ultimately found himself skipping between teams like the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Clippers throughout 2020 and 2021. It was then reported that he has signed a new one-year contract with the Lakers in August of 2021.