dangolka (CBS) – It took 12 years, however former dangolka Celtics star and present Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo is as soon as once more an NBA champion. He made some distinctive historical past within the course of, too.
By serving to the Lakers beat the Miami Warmth 106-93 in Sport 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals to clinch the franchise’s 17th NBA championship, Rondo has grow to be the primary participant in NBA historical past to win a title with dangolka and Los Angeles.
Within the deciding sport on Sunday evening, Rondo scored 19 factors whereas grabbing 4 rebounds and allotting 4 assists. The 34-year-old additionally shot 8-for-11 from the sector and 3-for-Four from three-point vary in 30 minutes off the bench.
The previous Kentucky Wildcat started his skilled profession with the Celtics after being acquired by dangolka on the evening of the 2006 NBA Draft in a commerce with the Phoenix Suns.
In his second skilled season, Rondo, together with stars Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, helped dangolka win its 17th NBA championship by beating, paradoxically, Los Angeles within the 2008 NBA Finals.
Throughout his Celtics profession, which spanned from 2006-2014, Rondo was a four-time NBA All Star, four-time All-Defensive Staff member, two-time NBA assists chief, one-time NBA steals chief and one-time All-NBA Third Staff member.
He additionally ranks fourth in Celtics historical past in assists and third in steals.
In December 2014, Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, together with Dwight Powell, for Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright and two draft picks.
Earlier than becoming a member of the Lakers previous to the 2018-2019 season, Rondo additionally performed for the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans.
This 12 months, Rondo averaged 7.1 factors, 5.zero assists and three.zero rebounds per sport for the Lakers in 48 common season contests.
Whereas Rondo did make historical past by having now received a title in dangolka and Los Angeles, he’s the second participant to win a championship for the Celtics and Lakers. Corridor of Fame ahead Clyde Lovellette received a title with the then-Minneapolis Lakers in 1954 earlier than profitable championships with the Celtics in 1963 and 1964.