This offseason, Rajon Rondo signed a one year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to play with LeBron James and the young core of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Brandon Ingram. Other players that he will be playing with this year include Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee.
Playing with a jam-packed roster is nothing new for Rondo from 2008- 2012 he played with three future Hall of Famers in Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce. The four made two finals appearances in 2008 & 2010 splitting both meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers. Someone else who was on the 2008 team that saw the Celtics beat the Lakers in six games. That person being Highline Community College Alum Brian Scalabrine.
Scalabrine approves the Lakers signing of Rondo according to Brandon Robinson of Basketball Society:
“I’m really excited for him especially because he’s the smartest player that I’ve ever played with,” said Brian Scalabrine. He would add “And I think LeBron is on that level as well. Both guys are brilliant basketball players and speak the same language so I’m really excited about the two of them hooking up.”