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Rajon Rondo isn't taking All-Star spot for granted

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  February 16, 2011 06:53 PM

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Celtics guard Rajon Rondo could use a break this weekend to rest his body more than 50 games into the NBA season, but he doesn't want it.

With a few days of NBA All-Star festivities slated for this week, Rondo isn't disappointed he will be spending most of his free time in Los Angeles.

"I wouldn't say I would want this weekend off because I don't want to take it for granted," said Rondo before tonight's game against the New Jersey Nets. "When I didn't make it two years ago, I was [ticked] off. I mean, I did have a great vacation and some down time but every chance, opportunity you get to make an All-Star Game you want to make it. I don't want to act like I'm not grateful or it's not what you work for in the summertime to prove to your peers and get voted amongst the coaches to be an All-Star."

Rondo said he will find time to spend with family and enjoy the All-Star atmosphere. And when it comes time to play in the game, he wouldn't be surprised if members of the Celtics receive a cold welcome from LA fans.

"We might get booed but it's not going to bother me," he said.

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