Fight without hitting, but with plenty of tension, Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo are coming off two NBA matchups before teaming up with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The world of the NBA takes many turns and suddenly that player who had a confrontation with your brother and several crossings of tension ends up being one of your new teammates in the Los Angeles Lakers: Rajon Rondo and Russell Westbrook , from sports enemies to players of the Californian team.
To the archive! In Game 5 of the second round of the 2019-20 Playoffs between the Houston Rockets and LA Lakers, William Rondo, Rajon’s brother, had a spicy cross with Westbrook that, fortunately, did not progress, but did leave tension between the now companions of LeBron James and company.
Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated revealed that rondo’s brother called Westbrook “trash” and it was at this point that Russell tried to go and confront William. Although one of the referees of the game stopped him, Rajon took note and Michael Jordan took it personal.
The tension continued and in a Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks of the NBA 2021-22 season, Russell Westbrook was expelled by pushing Rajon Rondo and while Russ left the game the point guard mocked what happened.
The fights between Westbrook and Rondo that Lakers must solve
Although tension between the two new Los Angeles Lakers players would be expected for the 2021-22 NBA season , it was Rajon Rondon himself who toned down past fights. LeBron James, the leader of the team tasked with bringing the group together and leaving these clashes in the past.
“So we’ve had a lot of great battles with a lot of these guys who are now my teammates, and I’m looking forward to putting it all in the past and putting it together for the good of the team and winning a championship here , ” Rajon Rondo noted of Russell Westbrook. and Trevor Ariza.