Rajon Rondo with a 22 footer to win a game, thats one thing i never thought id see in my lifetime. I loved Rondo as a Celtic, he is one of my favourite point guards of all time but no one could ever accuse him of being a sharpshooter outside of the key. I am a die hard Celtics fan but I’m going to dive more into the Lakers in this blog. I personally thought this team was dead after the whole Anthony Davis debacle and Lebron basically sitting in a different area code on the bench in Indiana the other night.
The Lakers went down big early again tonight and looked like they were in line for a second huge loss in a row. Props to this Laker team on pulling things together at least for tonight. These young kids were no doubt insulted by what had transpired in the last few weeks, with pretty much every single player on the team being thrown into the Anthony Davis trade package that eventually fell through.
As hard as it is for me to admit this after a loss to the Lakers and Lebron. I am happy for Rondo, he’s kind of been giving an unfair rap around the league and is still a top 10 point guard in the league when healthy, at least in my humble opinion. The kids played well for the Lakers tonight as well Kuzma hit a massive shot to tie this game up before Rondo won it with his last second jumper.
As great as all these players played for the Lakers to pull this out, its still all on Lebron if this team is going to go anywhere. I switch back and forth on Lebron from time to time i think he’s great and does the right thing like going back to Cleveland to win a title. Then theres times like lately where you hear all these trade rumours, Lebron wants this, Lebron wants that. As much as we all know Lebron wants another superstar theres an outside chance that it could be just him and these kids for his next three years in Los Angeles.
Lebron knew what he was getting into when he came to Los Angeles and as much as he wants to add one or even two superstars to this Laker lineup, this is what he’s working with and maybe a few late additions like Carmelo. I honestly hope Lebron sticks with them and lets see if he can guide them to a deep playoff run. We all know Lebron will more than likely get at least one superstar to join this team but until then lets see what these young Lakers can do. This game was one of the best of the year thus far, lets see what the rest of the season holds for these two storied franchises. Almost the weekend y’all.