My spidey senses are tingling.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last player to record a triple-double with at least 17 in each category was Magic Johnson, who had 24 points, 17 assists and 17 rebounds on April 18, 1989. The last player to exceed Rondo’s performance in each category was Wilt Chamberlain, who had 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists on Feb. 2, 1968.
That's right, 20 assists -- Earvin "Magic" Johnson numbers. And 17 rebounds -- Larry Bird-type stats. It was the 17th triple-double of Rondo's career (including playoffs), and I'm guessing it will not stun you to learn that 13 of them, including Sunday's game, were broadcast on national television.
As an aside, I know it is probably too late in his career to start a nickname for Rondo (and his name is unique enough to stand on its own) but wouldn't Spiderman be an interesting one? I mean, he's "amazing" right? The blank face he plays with is almost like a mask (right down to the expressionless mouth). He does things on the court that defy physics, including a fake around the back pass where the ball might as well be stuck to his huge hands (like with a web?). I don't know, maybe it sounds lame, but I think he could do worse.