The now-Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley revealed that he sees his former Celtics teammate Rajon Rondo as ‘family’ and that was part of the reason why he signed with the Lakers this offseason:
“We’re like family. The recruiting, I know was a little tough for him. He tried to stay away from that. He wanted me to make whatever decision was best for me and my family. But our relationship is good on and off the floor. I feel like without him even knowing it, he is part of the reason why I came here. He’s a great person and great basketball player.
Having the opportunity to not only learn from where he is now in his game, I feel like can benefit me. Not only him but everyone else on our team. There are a lot of guys I’m going to be able to pick up a lot of leadership qualities from. That all helped me make my decision to come here.
It wasn’t just because of basketball, it was being able to build myself as a person. I felt like this was a perfect situation. With all the players here, I feel like it’s going to help me become a better person and better basketball player,” Bradley said.