A photo of the Lakers’ point guard seated four seats over from the Lakers’ coaching staff and head athletic trainer went viral, and some on social media speculated about why he wasn’t sitting with his team.
“I’ve done it like maybe eight, 10 times this year,” Rondo said. “I don’t know why it’s a big deal now.”
Rondo purchased a court side seat for last night’s game pic.twitter.com/0DFwulxyue
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Rondo did the same thing earlier this season toward the end of the Lakers’ 136-94 loss at Indiana on Feb. 5th.
Rondo sat in a courtside seat next to head athletic trainer Marco Nunez, who typically sits on the other side of the Lakers’ coaching staff.
The internet buzz after that game was about LeBron James sitting at the end of the Lakers’ bench with three empty seats between himself and the nearest Lakers teammate during an embarrassing blowout loss.
Rondo told the Los Angeles Times after that game that he likes sitting in courtside seats during games but that they’re just typically full at Staples Center.
The Lakers have bigger problems than who’s sitting where.
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