Rondo won the championship again at the age of 34. Picture/Social Media
朗多（Rondo）于34岁时再次获得冠军。Picture / Social Media
The Beijing News (Reporter Xu Bangyin) In the summer of 2008, the 22-year-old Rondo and the Green Army "Big Three" won the NBA championship trophy. In the past 12 years, Rondo has experienced serious injuries, and has moved between Lone Rangers, Kings, The Bulls, Pelicans and other teams, now 34 years old, are also fate, finally fulfilling their dream of a championship with the Lakers.
Not good at shooting, he is good at organizing offense and tough defense. Rondo has never been the kind of guard with gorgeous style, but no one can deny his contribution to the team. In 2008 and 2010, Rondo helped the Celtics into the finals twice, playing for the Lone Ranger, Bulls, and Pelicans. He also performed well in the playoffs.
"Playoffs Rondo", this is the deepest impression of his teammates. After playing for the Lakers for two seasons, Rondo’s athletic state has been much worse than before, but after following the Lakers into the playoffs this season, Rondo’s demeanor remains the same. He made his teammates better in a limited time and helped the team. Overcome one difficulty after another.
In mid-July of this year, on the eve of the NBA's closed campus rematch, Rondo suffered a hand injury during a team training session. The team's recovery schedule was 6 to 8 weeks, which means that he will be until the Western Conference finals or even the finals. To come back. However, with strong willpower, after missing the last 8 regular season games and the first round of the playoffs, Rondo made a successful comeback in the Western Conference semifinals.
Played on the bench, except for Game 6 of the Finals, he never played more than 30 minutes, but Rondo can always seize the limited opportunity to make the greatest contribution. In Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals, Rondo scored 21 points and 9 assists to help the Lakers win a key victory; in the Western Conference finals with the Nuggets, Rondo sent a total of 37 assists; in the finals against the Heat, Rondo was second. War scored 16 points and 10 assists, and scored 19 points efficiently in the sixth game.
In the view of Lakers coach Vogel, Rondo is the backbone of the team's bench lineup, and always brings surprises when the team needs him most. When Anthony Davis frequently encountered opponents double-teaming, it was Rondo who helped the former tear the line of defense; James had limited offensive organization, and Rondo came forward to share the burden.
After many years of playoff baptism, Rondo knows when to help his teammates and when to come forward. Although the scoring, assists and other data can no longer be compared with the Celtics, the number of three-pointers and the number of hits reached a career high in the playoffs, and the total number of assists in the playoffs also surpassed such famous players as Larry Bird and Nash .
Rondo said that the torn cruciate ligament of the knee in 2013 was a shock to him. After serving for the Lone Ranger and Queen for a short time, he felt that he was about to fade out of the league. Rondo didn't expect to usher in a freshman with the Lakers, beside James and Anthony Davis, he ushered in the second championship of his career.