Rajon Rondo dribbles the ball during an NBA match.
Rajon Rondo dribbles the ball during an NBA match. Image Credits : Instagram (@rajonrondo)

As the Los Angeles Lakers pursue their 17th NBA Finals to tie the Celtics for most in league history, veteran guard Rajon Rondo has the opportunity to create his own history.
Out of the 26 players that have played for both Los Angeles and Boston, in NBA’s history, no one has ever won a title with both the franchises.
Ten years ago, Rondo was the fourth member behind the Big Three. The Boston Celtics were one game away from a second NBA championship in three years, when Kobe Bryant’s fourth-quarter greatness and pure exhaustion, robbed it from them.
The Big Three thought they would return to the Finals but suddenly were replaced by a new Miami Big Three. Rondo ended up tearing his ACL and got shipped to Dallas Mavericks. He endured a bumpy journey to Sacramento, Chicago, New Orleans, and finally Los Angeles.
He has returned to the Finals as a reserve guard for the Lakers. As a mentor.
Four wins stand in the way of Rondo and the incredible distinction. With over $100 million in career earnings, the Lakers veteran just wants to win championships. He recently told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that he wasn’t out there for the check. He wants to win. He wants that feeling again and for his kids to watch him win at an age where they understand the game. He has won with a great group of (Celtics) guys in the past and he hopes to do the same again with another championship.
This is an opportunity for Rondo to solidify himself a place in the heart of both the legendary franchises that typically have no love for each other’s players. If Rondo earns his second ring with the Lakers, he will surely be forever loved by the fans of the Purple and Gold as well as fans that bleed Kelly Green.
It is a potential resume booster for a player on the verge of a Hall of Fame case.