My Inspiration in Life

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Liam Oldershaw
Mr. MaCrae
Thursday, December 2, 2010


My hero is Rajon Rondo. He is a basketball player for the Boston Celtics and he plays starting Point Guard. He was born on February 22 1986 (age 24), in Louisville, Kentucky. He is 6 ft 1 inches and has been playing in the NBA since 2006. The Phoenix Suns drafted him and has since been traded to Boston where he won his first title in 2008. He went to Kentucky for university and then went straight to the NBA as the 26th pick in the first draft. Since he was drafted in 2006, Rajon has made the Playoffs three times and has lead the league in steals for the past consecutive two years. He even organized a deal with Red Bull so that every time he recorded a steal, they would donate 500 dollars to charity. He has made the all-star team for the past two years and has also played well for team USA to help them win a title in the Olympics. Apart from the Olympics, he lead his team to go to the finals in the 2009/2010 NBA season. Rajon, as you know, was born in Kentucky but when he was drafted he moved to Phoenix and then to Boston, which is where he currently resides. Though he is not married he lives with friends and family. Living in Boston helps him get to practice and home games easily.

Rajon is important to me for many reasons. He plays point guard, which is the position I play as well and I admire his skill and talent as well as specifics of his game play. These consist of his speed, passing ability, stealing ability, and his ball handling ability. As for his speed; I love how able he is to zoom past opponents and then cut straight to the basket to get points. Also, he is able to change gears so quickly and switch hands when dribbling. He generates at least 14 points on average per game, and the majority of these points are from him driving down the lane and right past the other team so he can do a speedy lay up. He can also use his quickness to dunk. For a 6,1 guard, the dunking...
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