Actually, the fans vote for starters and the remaining players are chosen by coaches. Why is he so beloved by Boston teammates, and every other team he has been on minus Dallas? Kidd and Magic were great, but both got coaches fired that they did not like and Kidd had issues in other areas of life, Rondo has not. Rondo did not click with a tough coach in Rick Carlisle that likes to control things. Rondo is not that kind of player. I made a list of my 20 all time and I put Rondo at #14. All-NBA is relevant to an extent, but there are multiple All-NBA teams from his time that did not have a point guard. First teams were Wade and Kobe.