Lakers’ Rajon Rondo talks about respecting the game after win over Kings
Los Angeles Lakers veteran point guard Rajon Rondo shared some valuable insight on how he views the game of basketball now that he has been around the league for over a decade.
According to Rondo, respect for the game is one of the most important attributes any player can have, and in his mind, this is the exact mantra he lives by day in and day out:
#Lakers’ Rajon Rondo on respecting the game – “I’m a big believer in the basketball gods. What you put out is what you get in the game. You’ve got to go out there, respect the game, play as hard as you can every night. We’re fortunate to do what we do as this level.” pic.twitter.com/d5EwMsm0PC
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These are some pretty encouraging words from Rondo here, who has definitely transitioned into more of a leadership role, as opposed to his rather flamboyant nature in his younger years.
On Sunday, however, Rondo had an awful outing against the Sacramento Kings, logging only three points on a miserable 1-of-6 shooting from the floor. The 32-year-old did collect five rebounds, nine assists, and a steal, so it wasn’t all that bad.
More importantly, his team came away with the victory against the Kings, 111-106, as the Lakers were able to secure only their second win in the entire calendar month. It has been another forgettable season for Los Angeles, but as Rondo stated, to be able to play the game at this elite level is already an honor, and at this point, he has no reason not to hold his head up high.
On the season, Rondo is averaging 8.9 points (on 41.5 percent shooting), 5.2 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 1.1 steals in 29.3 minutes per game. He is currently on a one-year deal with the team, and it remains to be seen if the Lakers intend to offer him a new contract this offseason.