Rajon Rondo Affirms He Is "Absolutely" Retired From NBA

Rajon Rondo, a four-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion, hasn’t worn an NBA uniform in almost two seasons due to a midseason trade from the Lakers to the Cavaliers.

Rondo announced he is retiring and won’t be playing in the NBA again during an appearance on the “All the Smoke” podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson.

As of right now, Rajon Rondo has made his NBA retirement official. Four-time All-Star, three-time assist champion, two-time champion, and four-time All-Defense. What a crazy career.

Rondo was a famous competitor who was also a connect-four god. He was among the best point guards in the league for many years, especially when he was in Boston. In addition to being a three-time NBA assist leader and a brilliant passer, Rondo began his career as a four-time All-Defensive Player.

Rondo was selected to the 2012 All-NBA team, was a four-time All-Star, and won championships with the 2020 Lakers and the 2008 Celtics. Over the course of his 16-year NBA career, he averaged 7.9 assists and 9.8 points a game.

“I never once took it for granted when I was playing the game. I cherish the brotherhood I was able to develop over the years and the memories I made of it; I truly enjoyed every second of it. I’ve grown as a man because of the knowledge I’ve gained from this game.”

On suspicion of illegal handgun possession and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Rondo was taken into custody in January in Indiana. He will go on trial later this month.

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