Skip to main content

Rondo's hilarious comment on AD's 53-point performance


Playoff P may not be a thing, but Playoff Rondo sure is. In 24.7 minutes per game, throughout 16 games played, Rondo once again exceeded his regular-season performance, as he averaged 8.9/4.3/6.6 on .455/.400/.684 shooting splits, being a key component to the Lakers title run.

But his on-court impact isn't and was never solely about the numbers, especially in this stage of his NBA career. With Rondo, it's about orchestrating the defense, being an offensive floor general, and keeping his guys accountable. And I mean all guys. Whether it's LeBron James, Anthony Davis, or Talen Horton-Tucker, Rondo's demands are the same. And whether you meet those or even exceed them, he won't be the one to give credit.

Davis knows it best. While the two were teammates with the New Orleans Pelicans, after AD's 53-point performance against the Suns that had the whole NBA world giving him praise, Rajon didn't allow himself to be impressed.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

This is the type of leadership Rajon Rondo embodies. It's the standard he held AD to that didn't allow him to get carried away with a single incredible scoring outing. In a day and age when superstar players get the pampering treatment, Rajon is an abrasive, high demanding, in-your-face type of leader that won't let you get ahead of yourself. And players who are all-in, and have a tunnel vision on winning it all, love that about him.

That's why, regardless of the acquisition of Dennis Schroder, the Lakers will miss having Rondo in their locker room. But it's also why the Clippers should be all-in on him. Basketball and leadership-wise, he might be the missing piece that would get them over the top. And luckily for them, recent reports say that Rajon remains focused on teaming up with Kawhi and co. on a mid-level exception.

If I'm the Clippers, I'm wrapping up the deal yesterday. Come postseason; Playoff Rondo is a guarantee. But more importantly, his veteran, old-school leadership is a must-have for them to live up to the hype.

How Ime Udoka’s confidence in the Boston Celtics role players helped them beat the Milwaukee Bucks

"I told him let it fly” - How Ime Udoka’s confidence in the Boston Celtics role players helped them beat the Milwaukee Bucks

Udoka never lost faith in any of his players, and his encouragement to Grant Williams ended up being the difference in the series between the Celtics and Bucks

Kevin Love and Dwayne Wade confirm that LeBron James is the cheapest guy in the NBA

Kevin Love and Dwyane Wade confirmed that LeBron James is the cheapest guy in the NBA

Kevin Love and Dwyane Wade are a puzzled at how cheap LeBron James is.

We're entering the Luka Doncic-Jayson Tatum era, and Jimmy Butler and Steph Curry hope to postpone the invetable

We are entering the Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum era, and Steph Curry and Jimmy Butler hope to postpone the inevitable

The performances of Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum tell us they are going to be good for a very long time. Meanwhile, Steph Curry and Jimmy Butler are going to do everything to postpone the young stars' ascension to superstardom


Anthony Edwards bashes the Suns after Game 7: "They were talking so much sh*t. This is a disgrace!"

LeBron also warned the Suns to pipe down last year: "Stay humble.. You was at home a year and a half ago. Now you wanna pop off."


Monty Williams on Deandre Ayton playing only 17 minutes: "It's internal."

This sounds like the Suns as we know them are falling apart.

Damian Lillard reaveals one guy he'd like to team up with

Damian Lillard opens up about the player he dreams to team up with

Maybe there's a universe where Dame Lillard finally realizes that the Blazers won't go anywhere given their mediocrity over the last decade

Chris Paul after a Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks

Phoenix Suns collapse in embarrassing 33-point blowout loss to the Dallas Mavericks

The Suns, who were the best team regular season team in the NBA (standing-wise), showed no fight, no heart, and no execution in Game 7