Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are in Boston today, one day ahead of their matchup with the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Upon his arrival, Bryant wasted no time in enjoying the sights and sounds of Boston, by heading out this morning to grab breakfast with none other than…Rajon Rondo?
Multiple photos of the duo dining together at the Paramount have been circulating on the web today, after surfacing on Reddit.
Another shot of Kobe & Rondo grabbing breakfast in Boston: pic.twitter.com/TK6qBEB5qx
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Bryant has long admitted he’s a big fan of Rondo, as evidenced by these quotes to ESPNBoston’s Jackie MacMullan back in 2013.
“You don’t want Rondo? Send him my way. I love everything about him. Everything. I love his attitude, I love his chippiness, his edge, his intellect, his know-it-allness. All of it. That’s what makes championship players.What guard have you seen at his size that will get you 18 assists, 17 boards and 20 points all in one game? That’s unheard of. I love that kid. I always make a point of talking to him during All-Star (Weekend). He’s one of my favorites.”
With praise like that, it would be no surprise to see the retooling Lakers go after the free agent-to-be this summer. Was Bryant greasing the skids for such a move? Or was it just an innocent chat between friends? We should find out in the months to come.