Whenever Rajon Rondo has tugged a basketball jersey over his head in the last decade, he's had the fortune to know it meant something.
From Lexington, Ky., to Boston, Rondo has played for two of the most storied organizations in the game. Two years at the University of Kentucky — which was actually one more than he wanted to play there — and now eight years with the Boston Celtics have helped limit the amount of truly meaningless games he's had to play, according to Rondo.
“Playing at the University of Kentucky, there's pressure every game,” Rondo said Tuesday before practice. “It's almost similar to playing for the Boston Celtics. It's pretty much a way of life down there in Lexington. It's the only thing going on in the state for the most part. It's just Kentucky basketball, and that's it. Pretty much every game is a big game. Every game, they want to win.”
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 27, 1956, Kentucky scored 143 points against Georgia for the most points ever scored by a Kentucky team in a single game.
- On February 27, 1956, Kentucky made 60 field goals against Georgia for the most field goals ever made in a single game by a Kentucky team.
- On February 27, 2016, freshman Jamal Murray scored 33 points at Vanderbilt.