Los Angeles Lakers: How Rajon Rondo will kill any NBA Finals chances

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Rajon Rondo could easily be making things difficult for Kyle Kuzma!

Most NBA experts beat the same drum that LeBron James’ greatest strength is making his teammates better. Isn’t that what Rajon Rondo supposed to do as well? The running joke around Lake Show Life is that Rondo is blind in one eye and has AD and LeBron in the other.

If Rondo is so knowledgeable about the game, don’t you think that he could use that experience to affect Kyle Kuzma? Do you think it hasn’t happened before?

If Ray Allen, one of the greatest shooters in the NBA got affected, who’s Kyle Kuzma? Ray Allen may have joined LeBron in Miami based his final season with his struggles with Rajon in Boston. He spoke on it years ago courtesy of NBA Sports Boston.

"“There were parts throughout the season where I was starting to feel this type of resentment toward me on the floor. Other people would tell me at first, and I would ignore it, because I don’t like people getting into my team business because this is my teammate. But people would always say, “He looks you off. When you come off a screen, he sees you and he doesn’t pass you the ball when you are open.” At first, my family would say it, because they watch intently, and they…they know the game. And so I just said, “Listen because you have said this before about other guys, but I don’t engage in that.” So then, I started paying attention to it, because I started noticing it. And I went to Doc. And I asked Doc, and I said, “Doc, I think dude is looking me off, and he’s not passing me the ball. And I don’t know why, but I’m coming off, I’m running the plays that you are drawing up, and he’s not passing me the ball. And He’ll shoot it or he’ll go in the other direction.” And Doc’s response was, “I know.  We talked about it as a coaching staff.” I was like, “Wow. So you knew this whole time and you didn’t say anything. You didn’t address it to me, and more importantly, you’re not addressing him about it.” I think his response or his way of handling it was, this when he wanted to bring me off the bench.”"

Let’s just assume that Ray Allen is right, things are souring based on this situation. Now take a look at the other teammates affected on the breakup. Notice Rajon Rondo said nothing.

The point here is this, if there is a beef behind the scenes between Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo similar to the past, they had better grill it up and eat it because the Los Angeles Lakers will not win as things are going now.

That’s just Kyle Kuzma. Let’s talk about another perceived threat to Rondo’s stature in the rotation.