The sons of Jared Dudley, Rajon Rondo and Dion Waiters must be enjoying being inside the NBA bubble and seeing the Los Angeles Lakers dominate the NBA Finals so far.
In addition to watching their dads come two wins away from an NBA title, the kids are also receiving a special training from Lakers assistant Phil Handy — which should make their stay even more enjoyable.
Watch the adorable clip below:
Lakers assistant Phil Handy was coaching up the players' kids in the bubble 😌 @94feetofgame
(via @dionwaiters3) pic.twitter.com/u4cRyOJkt1
— ESPN (@espn) October 4, 2020
The Lakers are truly turning into a tight-knit family. It’s great to see a team come together like this, and there is no better way than to involve their loved ones in the process.
Jared Dudley and Dion Waiters are likely going to win their first rings within the week. Though they haven’t played as much in this postseason, the two are offering some much-needed support on the bench for the troops battling on the court.
Meanwhile, Rajon Rondo looks well on his way to his second chip. The 34-year old point guard has been playing well for the Purple and Gold in the playoffs so far. In 12 games, Rondo is averaging 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 24 quality minutes off the bench. He’s even lighting it up from beyond the arc, shooting 44.7 percent from three in the playoffs.
As much as he hates the nickname, Playoff Rondo has been in prime form ever since he returned in the Lakers’ second round series against the Houston Rockets and through the conference finals versus the Denver Nuggets. Now in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, Rajon is continuing his stellar play for Los Angeles. In Game 2, he recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists and was 3-of-4 from downtown.
The Lakers’ time in the bubble is about to end soon, so it looks like the children of the players are making the most of it.