Rajon Rondo was a huge part of the Los Angeles Lakers title run, after meshing well with the rest of the Lakers’ roster, especially in the postseason.
However, a few years back, the veteran point guard considered retirement, after a horrible run with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2014/15 season, according to Rachel Nichols of ESPN.
Nichols appeared on ‘The Full 48” podcast’ and revealed the story.
(via SB Nation):
“He told me he almost retired a few years ago because when the catastrophe in Dallas happened between him and Rick Carlisle – and we can assign all kinds of blame for that – he said that only two teams called him that offseason, and that he was sort of thinking, ‘Well maybe I just don’t want to do this anymore.’ He could have been out of basketball.”
After another bad run with the Sacramento Kings next season, Rondo was gradually started to finding his place in the league again, since his time with the Boston Celtics.
However, his best season run in years came with the Lakers, as he became the first-ever player to win an NBA title in Boston and LA.
You can listen to the full conversation between Howard Beck, Rachel Nichols, and Zach Lowe in ‘The Full 48’ podcast here.