Rajon Rondo Is a Doting Dad of 2 Mini-Me Kids — inside the NBA Champion's Life and Career
Pro basketball player Rajon Rondo is a father to two adorable children who inherited his charms. Aside from his trailblazing career and life as a father, a lot about the 34-year-old remains a mystery.
Rajon Rondo, the NBA Lakers star, achieved a huge feat in October 2020 after winning a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. The victory marked the former Celtics star's second championship since declaring for the NBA, making him the second player ever to win a championship with both the Celtics and the Lakers.
As a successful sportsman, most of Rajon's life has progressed in the public eye. Although he has never been married, the icon has two children and a long-term partner, Ashley Bachelor.
MEET RAJON RONDO’S FAMILY
Rajon Rondo was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on February 22, 1986. His mother, Amber Rondo, raised him and his siblings as a single mom after their dad, William Rondo, walked out on them. Rajon barely knew his father as he left when he was only seven.
The athlete has three siblings, Dymon Rondo, William Rondo, and Anton Rondo. Unlike Rajon, the others lead a life away from the spotlights.
William Rondo, who was the president of Global Concierge Services, made the headlines during the 2020 NBA championship. His company provides grooming services such as haircuts, twists, manicures, and pedicures and became one of four companies chosen to provide barbing services to players in the NBA-designated bubble.
The arrangement ensured the players remained safe from infection amid the novel coronavirus pandemic that plagued the world during the championship season.
RAJON RONDO'S KIDS
Rajon is a father to two kids. He shares his daughter, Ryelle Rondo, with his girlfriend, Ashley Bachelor. The duo welcomed Ryelle in 2008.
The icon also has a son, Rajon Rondo Jr., who is set to follow in his father's footsteps. Rajon Rondo's son experienced his moments in the spotlight in October 2020 when he showed up to celebrate his father's second NBA championship.
What caught most eyes other than the amazing father-son moment was the bottle the youngster was seeping from. The idea that Rajon Jr. was drinking an alcoholic beverage raised brows for a while until internet users dug out the content of the famous bottle.
They confirmed the underaged boy had celebrated his father with a bottle of Martinellis sparkling cider, not champagne, as many initially thought.
RAJON RONDO'S RISE TO SPORT STARDOM
The Lakers' champion began his sports journey as a footballer. However, his mom dissuaded him from playing for fear that his skinny frame would cause him major injuries on the field. After successfully deterring his football pursuit, Amber Rondo, Rajon's mother, steered him towards a basketball career.
He began playing while attending Eastern High School and earned an accolade as the 7th Regional Player of the Year. After transferring to Oak Hill Academy, he continued playing and garnered recognition as one of the best players, and became the all-time assists leader.
Rajon played college Basketball at Kentucky, where he further proved his athletic prowess. As a freshman, he set a record for most steals in a season, with at least one steal in every game. He set another record in his sophomore year for most rebounds in a game by a point guard.
While in college, Rajon became part of the US under 21 men's basketball team and led them to victory at the 2005 Global Games.
RAJON'S NBA CAREER
The 34-year-old declared he was joining the NBA in 2006, forfeiting his last two years in college. The Phoenix Suns drafted him as the 21st overall pick in the 2006 NBA drafts. Shortly after, Phoenix traded him to the Boston Celtics, who signed him in July 2006.
He rose to prominence as a point guard with the Celtics, winning his first championship in 2008 after defeating the Lakers 4-2. He played for the Celtics for eight years before they traded him to the Dallas Mavericks.
After one season with the Mavericks, Rajon signed a one-year deal worth $10 million with the Sacramento Kings. He later played for the Chicago Bulls following a $28 million 2-year contract.
In 2017, the athlete signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. During his time with the Pelicans, he became the seventh player in NBA history to reach 25 assists in a game.
He joined the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2018, under a $9 million contract. Rajon Rondo achieved remarkable feats as a Lakers player and led them to several victories. In July 2019, the Lakers renewed his contract for another year, which eventually paid off as he went on to win the 2020 NBA finals.