After tying up the series in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semis against the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James expressed his jubilation that veteran guard Rajon Rondo is back and healthy.

Per Harrison Faigen of SB Nation, James pointed out the contributions of Rondo on the floor. James claims that what Rondo does on the floor doesn't always translate to numbers but are nevertheless invaluable for the Purple and Gold.

“It's a plus to have him back in the postseason… That doesn't always show up in the stat sheet with ‘Do, the intangibles offensively and defensively.”

In 29 minutes of action, Rondo had 10 points, three rebounds, nine assists, and five steals. Rondo had a difficult task being the initial defender of James Harden. As seen in the game, Rondo pressured Harden the entire game, making it difficult for the Beard to find a rhythm.

LeBron James also noted that Rajon Rondo is one of the leaders of the Purple and Gold. He praised Rondo's aggressiveness on both ends of the floor, as well as making sure that the rest of his teammates are involved.

Game 2 is just Rondo's second game in the bubble after suffering a right thumb injury during one of their practice sessions in Orlando. There were initial concerns about Rondo's rhythm and impact on the team's chemistry after being gone for a long time. But as shown in Game 2, the Lakers are way better with him in the fold.

Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Rockets and Lakers will be on Tuesday.