With the Los Angeles Lakers winning their seventeenth NBA title on Sunday, practically 50% of the 73 NBA champions have been either the Lakers or the Boston Celtics. The association’s two most cultivated establishments corner titles and frequently fight each other in the Finals for the prize, however there isn’t much mixing among them. On Sunday, Rajon Rondo turned out to be only the subsequent player actually to win a title with both the Lakers and the Celtics.
Who was first? That would be Clyde Lovellette. He won his first title with George Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers in 1954, and afterward won two more close by Bill Russell on the Celtics in 1963 and 1964. Lovellette was a four-time All-Star and was drafted into the Hall of Fame in 1988.
Rondo is the main player actually to win a title with the Los Angeles variant of the Lakers and the Celtics. That Boston title came, incidentally, against the Lakers. His Celtics crushed Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals. In winning the 2020 title for the Lakers, Rondo helped his new group tie his old one regarding untouched titles. The Lakers and Celtics both have 17 titles to their names now.
Rondo was at that point an intriguing Hall of Fame applicant before this season. His pinnacle was short, yet hazardous. He made four All-Star, as Lovellette, however every one of them came in Boston. He has been something of a traveler from that point forward, playing for Dallas, Sacramento, Chicago and New Orleans before arriving in Los Angeles. Presently, he’s made NBA history, and it could be the last bit of his Hall of Fame continue.