Rajon Rondo Has a Message of Reunion for the Los Angeles Lakers Family

Published 09/01/2021, 12:52 AM EDT
Apr 4, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) moves the ball against Los Angeles Clippers guard, Rajon Rondo (4) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Rajon Rondo is everything that the Lakers culture finds as a perfect match. It is true that their initial choice to fill the same roster spot was Isaiah Thomas, but Rondo was a better option. So just as he reached a buyout with the Grizzlies, the Lakers secured his services with a $2.6 million check.

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The Laker fraternity is excited to have their man back for his third inning in the golden and purple. But so is Playoff Rondo, and his recent words proved the same.

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Rajon Rondo with a self-shot video message

In a recent video, The Swag of LA announced, “Lakers nation, what’s happening? I’m back! I’m glad to be back in this building. One of our jobs is [indiscernible] back to work. I’m excited to get back to work with you guys. Looking forward to great things this year. Stay tuned!”

Stepping into his glorious NBA career’s 16th year, The Yoga Instructor is coming off a season where he played with two teams. Plus, he averaged a career-low 4.2 points in the playoffs as he led the Clippers’ bench on 13 nights. Looks like the only LA jersey that suits Rondo’s style is the Lakers jersey.

Read more – How Much Money Has Rajon Rondo Sacrificed in Order to Run It Back With Lakers?

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Why is Johnny a great fit for the Lakers?

The Lakers already had enough guards to rotate the rosters when they brought in Rajon Rondo as a filler. So, one can expect Rondo to spend fewer minutes on the court than he did in his last two seasons with the Lake Show.

However, there is an important role that will need his expertise. After Jared Dudley’s surprising move to become the Mavericks’ assistant coach, the Lakers are short of a leader in the locker room. Now, Rondo is himself an aspiring coach and great at leadership, making him a perfect swap to fill the shoes of Dud. 

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Apart from this, the 35-YO adds to the playmaking battalion of the Lakers and his addition can mean great ball movement. So what do you think, can Rondo live up to the expectations? Help us know in the comments section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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