Rajon Rondo
Photo: Associated Press

Rajon Rondo returned to Staples Center for the first time as an opponent and the Lakers welcomed him with a tribute video.

Rondo spent two years with the Lakers, helping the team win the 2020 NBA championship.

The veteran guard left the defending champions in the offseason and signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

Rondo had two points and five assists in Atlanta’s win over the Lakers (99-94).