Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 22: Rajon Rondo #4 of Kentucky shoots the ball around the reach of Glen Davis #34 of LSU during the game on January 22, 2005 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 89-58. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Rajon Rondo is a confident cat. The three-time Celtics All-Star told a French outlet that he believes he’s the best point guard in the NBA.

Speaking from the World Basketball Festival this week where he was coaching youth players, Rondo expressed disappointment that the Celtics failed to reach the NBA Finals, discussed his role as a leader on the team, and talked about where he ranks among other point guards.

“As I said at any time, I’ve matured a lot and my game also,” Rondo told Basket Session, according to a Google translation. “I think is one of the best point guards in the league. I think I’m the best point guard in the league.”

My French isn’t great, but the translation appears to directly reflect what he said. And it’s not a surprise, either; Rondo has made similar comments over the years.

While some may laugh at the comment, the reality is that Rondo is among the best point guards in the league. You can make a strong argument for Chris Paul, Deron Williams, or Tony Parker for the honor, but Rondo is certainly in the discussion because of his versatility. His poor shooting and attitude issues are the only reasons he might not make the top spot. Those are big issues he needs to work on improving.

H/T Celtics Life

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