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Rajon Rondo thought Pelicans had best Big 3 in NBA before he arrived

Rajon Rondo

If there is a player in the NBA that has the license to bestow “Big 3” titles, it’s probably Rajon Rondo. The ex-Boston Celtic after all, played not too long ago alongside the trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and the now-estranged Ray Allen, and won a title and multiple trips to the NBA Finals. It also cemented the “Playoff Rondo” legend in which the gritty playmaker is known to elevate his game every time the postseason arrives, highlighted by the guard playing with a badly dislocated arm.

When asked about the New Orleans Pelicans’ roster prior to DeMarcus Cousin’s gruesome torn Achilles, Rondo gave high praise to the main core of Cousins, Anthony Davis, and Jrue Holiday, dubbing them the best “Big 3” in the NBA.

“That was my biggest reason why I wanted to come here. Obviously, [Cousins] went down, but the weapons they had before I got here with the Big 3 – Jrue, A.D. and Cuz – I thought they were the best Big 3 in the league, by far. At a point, right before Cuz got hurt, that was my argument. Hands down, we had the best Big 3.”

Clearly, Rondo was just trying to hype up his teammates because we all know that the most dominant trio in the league resides in the Bay Area, that being the Golden State Warrior’s Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson.

Then there’s also the Oklahoma City Thunder with Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. It then gets a tad debatable with the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, Karl Anthony-Towns, and Jimmy Butler.