The reason Lakers’ Rajon Rondo will be a Hall of Famer, per Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas has contributed to this: After a second NBA ring with the Los Angeles Lakers, one wonders if Rajon Rondo has done enough to become a Hall of Famer. No, we’re not talking about his recent vacation photos.
Another two-time NBA champion point guard and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas certainly thinks that the 34-year old court general has done enough.
Thomas told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson that Rondo is probably on his way to Hall of Fame Status after his NBA title with the Lakers.
“Rondo’s going to the Hall of Fame because he’s probably one of the smartest players to play and he’s a champion.” Thomas said (per Heavy.com). “I’ve always called Rondo a genius.”
"I’ve always called Rondo a genius."
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) October 31, 2020
Just like Thomas, who did pulled off the feat in 1985, Rondo was also an assists leader. The difference is, the Kentucky native led the league in assist thrice in his career (2012, 2013 and 2016). He was also the steals leader in 2010 and made it to the NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2010 and 2011, nearly a decade before this Lakers title.
Rondo is finding ways to be effective and provide on-court leadership. He’s been an extension for head coach Frank Vogel for the Lakers. He was especially effective in the 2020 NBA Finals against the Heat when he averaged 8.7 points per game, 5.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.
Rondo won’t have to do a lot to prove he is an elite point guard in the NBA and on his way to a Hall of Fame induction — maybe as a member of the Lakers.