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Sport Rajon Rondo almost retired after ill-fated stint with Mavericks

00:50  18 october  2020
00:50  18 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: Rajon Rondo opting out of Lakers contract

  Report: Rajon Rondo opting out of Lakers contract The Lakers re-signing Rajon Rondo – even to just a minimum-salary contract – last offseason drew skepticism. He was such a terrible fit with LeBron James. And the Lakers gave Rondo a two-year deal – with a player option! © Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images But Rondo, 12 years after he won with the Celtics, proved he could still help a championship team. He improved his on-court chemistry with LeBron. And Rondo especially stepped up in the title-clinching Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Now, it’s time to get paid. Chris Sheridan of BasketballNews.

Rajon Rondo was a huge part of the Los Angeles Lakers title run, after However, a few years back, the veteran point guard considered retirement , after a horrible run with the Dallas Mavericks in the “He told me he almost retired a few years ago because when the catastrophe in Dallas happened

Rajon Rondo 's production with the Kings is up significantly from his performance last season with the Mavs, and he says the Dallas drama led him to work Rondo left the Mavericks in the middle of their first-round series against the Houston Rockets. The team announced the day after Game 2 -- in which

Rajon Rondo is now an NBA champion once again. He almost retired before he even got the chance, however.

Rajon Rondo almost retired after his stint with the Mavs. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Rajon Rondo almost retired after his stint with the Mavs.

This week on the “The Full 48” podcast, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols revealed Rondo nearly retired after his disastrous stint with the Dallas Mavericks. She said, per Silver Screen & Roll:

“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 only two teams called him that offseason. He was sort of thinking, ‘Well maybe I just don’t want to do this anymore.’ He could have been out of basketball.”

Frank Vogel does not like 'Playoff' Rajon Rondo nickname

  Frank Vogel does not like 'Playoff' Rajon Rondo nickname “Playoff Rondo” has arisen once again this postseason, but Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel thinks that the nickname is a bit disrespectful. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Vogel told reporters on Sunday that he is not a fan of Rajon Rondo being called “Playoff Rondo” for his seemingly elevated play in the playoffs.“It implies he’s not good in the regular season,” said Vogel, per Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll. “But he’s been good for us all year.”Vogel also noted that elite players always raise their games in the playoffs.

Rajon Rondo came to the Dallas Maverick organization mid 2014-2015 season. Some had high hopes, others doubted the Mavericks management. Normally known for his passes, he hardly passed and when he did, it almost always led to a turnover. He cussed out his coach, he quit on his

Rajon Rondo 's teammates reportedly agreed not to give him a playoff share after an ugly end to a disappointing partnership. The Mavericks are in offseason mode after being eliminated by the Rockets on Tuesday night and they' re distancing themselves from Rondo as a part of that.

Rondo was traded by the Boston Celtics to the Mavs in the 2014-15 season. It was a catastrophic tenure during which he openly clashed with head coach Carlisle, including disputes over petty issues. Rondo did not return to Dallas after the season and was even denied a playoff share.

The four-time All-Star ultimately did not retire. He slowly rebuilt his value over stints with Sacramento, Chicago, and New Orleans. Now Rondo has made it back to the top of the NBA mountain with the Los Angeles Lakers, and it is safe to say it was a long journey for him to get there.

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Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro expects to remain with club

  Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro expects to remain with club Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro has fielded his share of criticism over five years at the helm, but now seems on the precipice of another term. As Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca was among those to report, Shapiro strongly suggested that he’s going to re-up with the Toronto organization. © Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Shapiro has long spoken of his interest in remaining with the Jays, so there’s no news there.

The last time Rajon Rondo appeared in a playoff series, he averaged 20.9 points, 11.3 assists and 6.9 boards in a seven-game conference finals loss to the Miami Heat According to Dallas Morning News beat reporter Eddie Sefko, the Mavericks voted not to grant Rondo his roughly ,000 playoff share.

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Mike Green announces retirement after 15-year NHL career .
A veteran of 880 regular-season games, Green was once one of the finest offensive defensemen in the entire NHL. During the 2008-09 season, he tallied 31 goals in just 68 games, a threshold that not many defensemen have ever reached. In fact, only four defensemen have ever scored more goals in a single season — Paul Coffey, Bobby Orr, Doug Wilson and Kevin Hatcher. Green was the first to complete the feat since Hatcher in 1993, and no one else has done it in the decade since. But Green was more than just a goal-scorer for the Washington Capitals.

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