Rondo's a big reason why C's are rolling

NBA executives believe that you must have one of the top players in the world or three All-Star caliber players in order to compete for a title. Complementary players, or glue guys, are important too, but without the megastar or trio of All-Stars, a team just won't have enough firepower to get the ring.

Boston certainly subscribed to the theory last season with the big three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. And it worked.