Lakers guard Rajon Rondo passes Michael Jordan for 10th all-time in NBA playoff assists
Rajon Rondo has been a key figure for the Los Angeles Lakers in their current playoffs run, and the 34-year-old proved this yet again on Friday.
The veteran Lakers guard dished out his seventh assist in the third period of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets. In the process, he passed the great Michael Jordan on the all-time playoffs assists leaderboard.
With his seventh assist in tonight’s contest, Rajon Rondo passed Michael Jordan for 10th on the NBA’s all-time playoff assists list (1,023), via Lakers PR
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) September 19, 2020
None other than the GOAT, Michael Jordan, used to occupy the 10th spot on this all-time list, so it is quite an honor for Rajon Rondo to achieve this historic feat.
Rondo is currently in his 14th season in the NBA, and he has been in his fair share of playoff battles throughout his colorful career.
The former Boston Celtics champion has an opportunity to further climb the ladder, with the late Kobe Bryant sitting on the ninth spot with 1,040 career playoff assists. Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird is sixth with 1,062 dimes in the postseason, and Rondo has a real opportunity to overtake Bird during this Lakers’ playoff run.
For what it’s worth, LeBron James is third on the list. The King is still quite a reach away from John Stockton at the second spot (1,839 assists), but he could potentially overtake the Utah Jazz legend before he calls it a career. Another Lakers great in Magic Johnson sits at the very top with 2,346 career playoff assists.