Rajon Rondo has been scrutinized by many people in the NBA, and fans alike for his arrogant and rude attitude. He has bumped heads with many coaches and other players. As one of the best point guards in the NBA, it is sad to observe this great player's obsessive personality get in the way of his on court talent.
Moving from team to team, it is known that talent, is not the reason Rajon can't find a home. It is his unwillingness to listen to coaches, and his irritated attitude towards his teammates.
Rondo is looked up to by millions of people around the world, and it is disheartening to know that he might not be the nicest dude. Rajon might be one of the best playmakers of all-time, and by not having chemistry with his players or coaches, he may have trouble trying to gel with a bunch of guys who hate him.
With his numerous clashes with players, coaches, and officials, it is safe to say that Rajon isn't one of the most liked players in the league. He may be even on the other end of the spectrum as one of the most disliked players in the league. The guys on this list may have the respect for Rondo as a player, but maybe not as a person.
15 Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher seemed to get defensive when Rajon Rondo criticized the triangle system run by the Knicks, while Fisher was coaching them. Rondo had said a system like that wasn't good for his style, but Fisher fired back, saying.
“You can’t ask a player who wasn’t very successful playing against it if he wants to play in it,” Fisher, not exactly giving a glowing endorsement of Rondo as a player. “That’s your opinion whether or not he’s an elite player,” he said.
14 His old Dallas teammates
Among the people Rondo has upset throughout his career has been former teammates of his. Everybody in the Dallas Mavericks organization seems to regret Rondo ever going there. His teammates made quite the statement when they voted to withhold Rondo's playoff share last year, following their first round exit against the Rockets. Rondo seemed to be a cancer in the Dallas locker room, and they quickly got rid of him following their playoff exit.
13 Dwyane Wade
12 Kobe Bryant
11 Adam Silver
10 George Karl
9 Rodney Mott
8 Entire Miami Heat Starting Lineup
7 LeBron James
6 Wyc Grousbeck
5 5. Kris Humphries
4 Bill Kennedy
3 Rick Carlisle
The Dallas Mavericks have always had a well oiled system and adding the volatile personality of a Rondo couldn't have been easy. On paper, Dallas seemed like a perfect fit for Rondo, with Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis, Rajon should have racked up the assists. Despite these great players around him, Rondo found himself benched multiple 4th quarters throughout the season. During a game in late February, Rondo and Carlisle could be seen arguing on the sideline during a game. Rondo was heard screaming "Why the **** did you bring me here," to Carlisle as Rondo was taken out of the game. Rondo's stint in Dallas was a time to forget for both Rondo and Carlisle.
2 Ray Allen
Ray Allen caused a lot of ill feelings when he left the Boston Celtics to join the Miami Heat. Allen claimed he didn't seem to fit in with the Celtics' future plans and part of that was Rajon Rondo increasingly getting the ball and Allen being phased out. While still coaching Boston, Doc Rivers claimed he often had to act as a peacemaker between Allen and Rondo. Here's what Rivers had to say following Allen's leaving the Celtics in 2012:
"He’s (Rondo) the best passer in the league. He has the best feel in the league. He’s not a great shooter, so he needs the ball in his hands to be effective. And that bothered Ray. And not starting bothered Ray."
1 Doc Rivers
It's very accurate to say Doc Rivers has a strong dislike for Rajon Rondo. He even has stated this on many occasions. It was even reported that Rondo got under Rivers skin so bad that Rivers tried to fight Rondo in the team's locker room. The altercation started with some loud cursing from Rondo and Rivers until the two had to be separated from fighting. The next time free-agency was available for Rondo, he found the Clippers, Doc's new team, was off the table after Doc said he couldn't coach him. Even though these two won a NBA championship together, the possible dynasty they had in Boston was cut short because of issues in the locker room.
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