Jason Terry: Kidd says Rajon Rondo is the best point guard

Best point guard or secret agent? (Getty Images)

You'll have to forgive us for passing along the basketball equivalent of "My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night," but this one was too good to pass up. 

Jason Terry is essentially running a promotional tour for the 2012-2013 Boston Celtics. He famously got a tattoo of a leprechaun with a championship trophy, he's talked extensiely about how good the Celtics will be and how they will win the title, and recently, he used a former teammate, Jason Kidd, to make the case that Rajon Rondo is the best point guard in the league.

Seriously. From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

“Jason Kidd gave him the greatest compliment I’ve ever heard from a Hall of Famer that’s still playing,’’ Terry said. “He said, ‘There’s no question Rajon Rondo is the best point guard.

“ ‘Chris Paul is great. Deron Williams is great, but Rajon Rondo is the best point guard in the NBA.’ ’’

via Full-Court Press: Terry hopes prediction comes true -- again.

Rondo's a polarizing figure in the NBA at this point. His lack of a consistent jumper (which, honestly, he had last year), his moody disposition, everything contributes to a perception that he's not worthy of his reputation, that he's a product of playing with Hall of Fame players. But the creativity and ingenuity of his play is indicative of brilliance independent of his system or weapons. 

In short, you can put your standard, good, run-of-the-mill game manager pure points in Boston and they might have good numbers, but not Rondo's great numbers, nor his ability to product passes from where they did not seemingly exist. 

But don't take my word for it. Take Jason Kidd's. 

(HT: TheProBasketballTalk)

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