Rajon Rondo. Back.
If you didn’t know, Rondo returned from his torn ACL injury which he suffered last year, on Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Rondo was limited to 20 minutes and finished with eight points, four assists and two rebounds.
Here was his first basket of the night and of the season:
Also of note: Before the game, Kobe was asked about Rondo’s return to the court — specifically, how Rondo would deal with the clear rebuilding efforts of Boston. Kobe’s response was exactly the way you’d expect Kobe to respond:
Everyone’s money quote, courtesy of Kobe on Rondo: “It’s frustrating. But from what I understand he’s an asshole like me, so he’ll manage.”
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) January 18, 2014
Rondo’s response? Just as good as Kobe’s initial comment:
The Celtics ended up falling short of the Lakers, but all in all it was a win for Boston. After all, they got Rondo back — their captain.