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“Always Talked About if…” – Rajon Rondo’s Retirement Tribute from LeBron James

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Rajon Rondo, the crafty point guard known for his basketball IQ and court vision, recently announced his retirement after a remarkable 16-year career. As he hangs up his sneakers, LeBron James, a fellow NBA icon, pays tribute to one of the best players he ever had the privilege of sharing the court with.

Rajon Rondo’s journey in the NBA took him to various teams, but it was his time with the Los Angeles Lakers that solidified his legacy. In 2020, Rondo teamed up with LeBron James, and together, they orchestrated a championship run that culminated in the Lakers hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy. LeBron knew that Rondo’s basketball IQ was out of this world, and their partnership was destined for greatness.

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LeBron James shared his thoughts on Rondo’s retirement: “One of the best players I ever played with. … ‘Do always talked about if he ever teamed up with me, he knew we could win a championship. And we did that.”

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The respect between the two transcended mere statistics. Rajon Rondo’s ability to read the game, set up his teammates, and elevate their play was invaluable. But it was more than that. LeBron and Rondo shared a vision—a belief that if they teamed up, they could achieve something special. And they did just that—a championship banner now hangs in the rafters, a testament to their collaboration.

Before they were teammates, LeBron and Rajon Rondo faced off as rivals. Rondo, donning the Boston Celtics jersey, battled LeBron’s Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. Their playoff clashes were intense, filled with drama and high stakes. But even in those heated moments, there was mutual respect. Rondo’s basketball IQ and competitiveness left an indelible impression on LeBron.

As Rondo steps away from the game, he leaves behind a legacy of excellence. A two-time NBA champion, four-time All-Star, and three-time assists leader, Rondo’s impact extended beyond the box score. His court vision, defensive prowess, and leadership made him a player every team coveted. Now, as he enjoys a well-deserved retirement, he knows that he has the utmost respect from a legend like LeBron James.

 

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