It has been a rough year for Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo.
Not only did the Celtics trade Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, plummeting the Celtics towards the bottom of the league, but he has played in just 29 games in his return from a knee injury.
He has also gone through trade rumors throughout the season, but has maintained that he wants to remain in Boston.
One of the biggest reasons for his love of Boston is the fans.
“I know that would be a big reason why you wouldn’t want to leave a city like Boston,” Rondo told Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald, “because every night, even with the season we’re having, we’re probably still leading the league in attendance or at least up near the top.
“I mean, the fans in Boston, they know the game. You can’t cheat the fans. They know the game. It’s fun to play there. It’s definitely something you appreciate even more once you go on the road and see other teams that have like 6,000 people in the stands. Every night, it’s 18,000 in Boston.
“So you don’t take that for granted,” Rondo said. “I know I don’t. I’ve been in the league for eight years, and in Boston the crowd is consistent. They’re always there.”
This season, Rondo is averaging 11.8 points, 9.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.