Beijing time on October 13, news, the NBA Finals has come to an end. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 4-2 and won the 17th championship trophy in team history. LeBron James was voted unanimously as the Finals MVP, becoming the second player in NBA history to win the FMVP at least four times.
This championship is of great significance to the Lakers, a giant that has fallen for many years. This is the stage for them to stand on the finals again after a lapse of ten years, and also to win the O'Brien Cup again after a lapse of ten years. The death of Kobe Bryant gave the Zijin Army a more resolute reason to attack this championship, and in the end they also got their wish, comforting Kobe's spirit in the sky. For many players in the team, this crown is also of great significance.
Except for James and Anthony Davis, if you want to find a third champion in the Lakers team, the opinion should be very unified: Rajon Rondo. As a backup point guard, Rondo set a single-season playoff assist record of 105 assists in a single season, which exceeded the original record maintained by Spurs star Manu Ginobili by a full 10 times. A record set when Rondo missed the first round due to injury. There is no doubt that Rondo, who returned from injury, once again explained to the world why his nickname is "Post-season Do".
His playoff experience can be called the richest level among active players. His overall view, his on-the-field command, his defense, and even his three-point shots that have been criticized in the past are all in this year's postseason. Played a huge role in the game, the Lakers' third biggest player, Rondo.
And this championship is of great significance to Rondo himself. He became the second player in history to win the championship as the Lakers and Celtics. The green label on his body has not been forgotten, but now he is helping the past. The rival won the championship. And his close comrade-in-arms, LeBron James, is also a mortal enemy in the past years.
After winning the championship, James and Rondo hugged tightly and did not separate for a long time. There are too many stories between the two brothers. In the east, James and Rondo fighting each other have become the most hated but also the most familiar enemies. Take a look at their past battle history. In the regular season, they played a total of 29 times as opponents. James won 17 times and Rondo won 12 times. In the playoffs, it is the stage with the most stories between them.
In the playoffs, James and Rondo played a total of 25 games, James 13 wins, Rondo 12 wins, almost a tie. In terms of averaging data, James has averaged 28.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists in the 25 games against Rondo, shooting 45% from the field. It must be Rondo who suffers from the data, but we all know that Rondo will become stronger in the playoffs, even if it is against James. In those 25 playoff games, Rondo averaged 15.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 9.2 assists per game, and his field goal percentage exceeded James's 48.3%.
The classic games the two played against are also numerous. For example, in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, Rondo surrendered 27 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists in the first game, but the Celtics lost to the Cavaliers because James scored 35 points, 7 rebounds and 7 Assists. In the second game two days later, James scored 24+7+4, and Rondo also scored 13 points and 19 assists to help the Celtics win back. In G4 of that series, Rondo had a triple-double of 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists, while G6 was a triple-double of James 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists.
两者对抗的经典游戏也很多。例如，在2010年东部半决赛中，朗多在首场比赛中投降27分，6个篮板和12次助攻，但凯尔特人队输给了骑士，因为詹姆斯得到35分，7个篮板和7次助攻。两天后的第二场比赛中，詹姆斯得到24 + 7 + 4，朗多也得到13分和19次助攻，帮助凯尔特人队取胜。在那个系列的G4中，朗多得到29分，18个篮板和13次助攻的三双，而G6是詹姆斯27分，19个篮板和10次助攻的三双。
In that era, Rondo was naturally not the Celtics' number one star, but he has played an irreplaceable role behind the Big Three, and even has a faint momentum to seize power. At that time, Rondo James and two of them cherished each other in the battle. Ten years later, the two have stood in the same camp and won the championship for the Lakers after a ten-year absence. At this moment, the two embraced each other tightly. I wonder if they will remember the game in the East. Fighting and fighting, whether you will sigh that the years have made people, the joy of the championship, I must have a different feeling in the hearts of these two people at this moment.