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Rajon Rondo is interning at GQ during NYC Fashion Week

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Rajon Rondo does grunt work for GQ (Nate Erickson/ GQ.com).

As we learned many times during the 2012 NBA playoffs, this generation of basketball players is very fashion-forward, and not always in recommendable ways. Russell Westbrook got most of the attention for his zany shirts and unnecessary glasses, others from Dwyane Wade (whose trousers purchases match those of his significant other) to Amar'e Stoudemire (who has plans to start a fashion website) have marked themselves out as budding fashionistas.

Within that group, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has stood out as both an exceedingly adventurous dresser and someone who maybe needs a little help. For instance, there's something both impressive and disturbing about this particular jacket, which makes Rondo look like a villain in some sci-fi adaptation of "Dick Tracy."

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Regardless, what we know is that Rondo wants to explore fashion in all its forms. And so, this month, he is working as an intern for GQ Magazine during New York City's Fashion Week. From Mark Anthony Green for the magazine's website:

Fashion Week is our busiest time of year--between the shows, presentations and, ya know, posing. We needed a little help, someone to run point back at home base and on the ground floor at Lincoln Center. Who better than NBA All-star—and all around stylish dude—Rajon Rondo? Rajon will be interning at GQ for the next few days, helping our game out and learning a thing or two about menswear and the magazine industry. You'll see interviews, critiques, and blog post from the future hall-of-famer popping up all week. And from the tip-off of his time on our team, it doesn't seem like he left his competitive instinct back in Beantown. Other interns, beware.

As of right now, all we have from the Rondo/GQ team-up is the photo above and some more shots on Rondo's Facebook page. Here's hoping we see Rajon helping out on features about designer sweatpants and how to wear monkstraps. At the very least, we know he is strong enough to carry a bunch of bags from shoot to shoot.

Then, if editors really let him cut loose, maybe he'll get to write his own feature on how to match three patterns at once in the same jacket. That's true high-level style.

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