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Boston sports stars came together in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings to try to help their city. Rajon Rondo showed his support in the Celtics' final regular-season game with a unique pair of "Boston Strong" shoes:


Rondo's shoes have the initials of victims of the marathon on them, along with the date of the attack. This might be Rondo's final game in a Celtics uniform, but it's clear the city still holds a special place in his heart.

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Rajon Rondo's return

The Celtics are experiencing your typical rebuilding season, but the weakness of the Eastern Conference means they also aren't particularly far out of playoff contention. They could get a boost very soon, as Rajon Rondo will return on Friday night against the Lakers. Rondo tore his ACL about a year ago and is expected to play for about 20 minutes in his debut. And if you believe GM Danny Ainge's assessment, he's looked like his old self in practice. Rondo's name has come up in trade talks from time to time, but Celtics fans will no doubt be happy to see their best player healthy and active again.

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The Celtics are in rebuilding mode, but fortunately for them, they've got one of the best point guards in the NBA to help them through it. Rajon Rondo said he's committed to helping the Celtics become championship contenders again, and this time around, it seems like he'll be the team's elder statesman. Is Rondo the best point guard in the NBA?

NBA Point Guards

Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon

2012-13: 11.3 PPG, 7.1 APG, 0.8 SPG

Mike Conley

Mike Conley

2012-13: 14.6 PPG, 6.1 APG, 2.2 SPG

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

2012-13: 22.9 PPG, 6.9 APG, 1.6 SPG

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

2012-13: 22.5 PPG, 5.9 APG, 1.5 SPG

Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson

2012-13: 16.7 PPG, 6.9 APG, 1.5 SPG

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

2012-13: 19.0 PPG, 6.5 APG, 0.9 SPG

Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry

2012-13: 11.6 PPG, 6.4 APG, 1.4 SPG

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

2012-13: 20.3 PPG, 7.6 APG, 0.8 SPG

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

2012-13: 16.9 PPG, 9.7 APG, 2.4 SPG

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

2012-13: 13.7 PPG, 11.1 APG, 1.8 SPG

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

2011-12: 21.8 PPG, 7.9 APG, 0.9 SPG

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio

2012-13: 10.7 PPG, 7.3 APG, 2.4 SPG

Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker

2012-13: 17.7 PPG, 5.7 APG, 2.0 SPG

John Wall

John Wall

2012-13: 18.5 PPG, 7.6 APG, 1.3 SPG

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

2012-13: 23.2 PPG, 7.4 APG, 1.8 SPG

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

2012-13: 18.9 PPG, 7.7 APG, 1.0 SPG

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Amid all the offseason NBA movement, the position of steady hands stayed steady. That is, most of the league's top point guards remained right where they were, gearing up to lead their (often new-look) teams to another run at a title. Which ones are the best as individuals? Our own Bradford Doolittle made his stats-based projections earlier this week. Now, click on the boxes to rank Doolittle's top 16 for yourself!

Rank 'Em: Power forwards | Shooting guards | Centers | NBA teams' under-25 talent

NBA Point Guards

Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon

2012-13: 11.3 PPG, 7.1 APG, 0.8 SPG

Mike Conley

Mike Conley

2012-13: 14.6 PPG, 6.1 APG, 2.2 SPG

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

2012-13: 22.9 PPG, 6.9 APG, 1.6 SPG

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

2012-13: 22.5 PPG, 5.9 APG, 1.5 SPG

Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson

2012-13: 16.7 PPG, 6.9 APG, 1.5 SPG

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

2012-13: 19.0 PPG, 6.5 APG, 0.9 SPG

Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry

2012-13: 11.6 PPG, 6.4 APG, 1.4 SPG

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

2012-13: 20.3 PPG, 7.6 APG, 0.8 SPG

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

2012-13: 16.9 PPG, 9.7 APG, 2.4 SPG

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

2012-13: 13.7 PPG, 11.1 APG, 1.8 SPG

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

2011-12: 21.8 PPG, 7.9 APG, 0.9 SPG

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio

2012-13: 10.7 PPG, 7.3 APG, 2.4 SPG

Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker

2012-13: 17.7 PPG, 5.7 APG, 2.0 SPG

John Wall

John Wall

2012-13: 18.5 PPG, 7.6 APG, 1.3 SPG

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

2012-13: 23.2 PPG, 7.4 APG, 1.8 SPG

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

2012-13: 18.9 PPG, 7.7 APG, 1.0 SPG

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Whom do you love? When it comes to the NBA, it appears fans now prefer LeBron James. Yes, according to the latest ESPN Sports Poll, the Miami Heat star -- he of the ill-received "The Decision," but also of the last two MVPs and NBA championships -- took first for the first time in four years, named a favorite by 12.9 percent of fans. Among others, he bested fellow multiple champion Kobe Bryant (12.5 percent). Rounding out the top five: Kevin Durant (3.6), Derrick Rose (2.8) and Dwyane Wade (2.6). Who are your favorites? Make your picks from this list of stars!

Your favorite NBA players

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Miami Heat

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

San Antonio Spurs

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn Nets

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Los Angeles Clippers

James Harden

James Harden

Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Houston Rockets

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James

LeBron James

Miami Heat

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Minnesota Timberwolves

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

San Antonio Spurs

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Los Angeles Clippers

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce

Brooklyn Nets

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

Memphis Grizzlies

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

Brooklyn Nets

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