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Irish Coffee: Celtics’ Rajon Rondo offers insight into why he believes he’s NBA’s best point guard

After Rajon Rondo [1] proclaimed himself the NBA’s best point guard over the summer, the Celtics [2] All-Star has been asked to clarify at some point during almost every interview he’s conducted since, except there’s no clarification.

He believes it, and he hasn’t backed down from it, as evidenced once again in Steve DeOssie‘s cover story for Boston Common magazine [3]. While most people not named Rondo readily admitted they’d take Chris Paul [4] over him a year ago — and maybe even Derrick Rose [5], Deron Williams and Russell Westbrook [6], too — the C’s floor general certainly closed the gap during the playoffs. In fact, he might have eliminated the gap completely.

After all, Rondo led the league in assists by a full dime over Steve Nash [7] last season and averaged almost three more assists than any other point guard in the postseason. Few outside of Magic Johnson [8] could replicate Rondo’s 44 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Heat. There’s more to Rondo than meets the eye, and that’s what he believes separates him from the pack.

In DeOssie’s piece, Rondo not only reiterates his claim to the throne, but he clarifies exactly why he thinks so:

The article also offers insight into Rondo’s fashion sense and under-the-radar charitable efforts. In unrelated Celtics news, The Onion poked fun [10] at the Kevin Garnett [11] and Ray Allen [12] feud; Paul Pierce [13] wants to dominate [14] actor Ed Norton in Words With Friends; and Rivers tells the Herald [15]‘s Mark Murphy [16] why preseason minutes for Dionte Christmas, Jamar Smith and Kris Joseph don’t mean much in their competition for roster spots.