Rajon Rondo rips people over-analyzing his bench incident, congratulates LeBron James for passing Michael Jordan
The Los Angeles Lakers’ 115-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night was full of multiple different storylines. Primarily, it marked the fourth straight loss for the Lakers and pushed them to 30-35 on the season. Also wrapped up in that was a giant night for LeBron James, who passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list as he jumped into the fourth spot. Rajon Rondo, however, had a little less of a festive storyline of his own.
Rajon Rondo is sitting in the front row a half dozen chairs down from the bench and Mark Jackson goes off pic.twitter.com/zl6qEJj7L6
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 7, 2019
Rondo was spotted sitting quite a distance away from his team and it led to plenty of discussion. He wasn’t having any of it, though, as he dismissed the dissection of his actions on an Instagram post:
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) March 7, 2019
It was nice to see Rondo go in for his teammate LeBron, who hung 31 points on the Nuggets that night, despite his team not walking away victorious. The reason for his apparent frustration and odd seating arrangement could have been due to a list of things.
Obviously, the Lakers’ season hasn’t gone according to plan, and for a veteran player with not many years left in the league (and playing in hopes of a decent contract next season), this is exactly what you don’t want to happen. Rondo is someone who is heralded for his ability to take his play to the next level in the playoffs, but likely won’t get the opportunity this season.
He could have even just been upset with himself after a lackluster showing during the game. Rondo finished with four points on 2 of 7 shooting to go along with the second worst plus/minus among his team. Either way, it seems all is well, or at least as well as it can be for this Lakers team.