Morning sports update: Rajon Rondo says Boston was ‘probably the best experience I’ve had’

Also: Alex Bregman's connection to Ted Williams, Tom Brady closes on a milestone, and one pundit still picking against the Patriots.

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Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers at Paul Pierce's jersey retirement in 2018. –Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

The Celtics open their season against the 76ers at TD Garden on Tuesday night, while the Red Sox continue the ALCS in Houston with Game 3.

Here’s a look at a few other stories:

Rajon Rondo announces his intentions with the Lakers: Former Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is now in Los Angeles, having signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in July. Along with fellow newcomer LeBron James, Rondo is setting his sights high.

“I need another ring,” Rondo told ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk on Monday. “It’s simple. I want to be the first to win for the two most historic franchises that’s ever put a basketball to use. So, I got one in Boston and I’d love to get one with this organization.”


“Obviously, playing for Boston that was probably the best experience I’ve had since I’ve [been in the league]. And now here. Obviously, all the teams I’ve played for, they do have great organizations, but none touch this.”

Running for his glory, and for his life: Here’s the third part of the Globe’s ongoing Spotlight Team’s series on former Patriot Aaron Hernandez. [Boston Globe]

Astros’ Alex Bregman has a connection to Ted Williams: While the former Red Sox draft pick might not be beloved in Boston any time soon, he grew up idolizing one of its legends.

Bregman’s family was connected to Ted Williams, and the Houston third baseman hasn’t forgotten about it even as he plays against the Red Sox with a World Series trip on the line. [Boston Globe]

Jimmy Garoppolo got a mention on Monday Night Football:

Stephen A. Smith is still looking at the Chiefs as future AFC champions:

Tom Brady closes on 1,000 career rushing yards: The Patriots’ quarterback ran for a four-yard touchdown on Sunday night against the Chiefs, brining his career rushing total to 983 yards.

“When (opportunities to run) come up in certain moments, you’ve got to take advantage,” Brady said in an interview on Westwood One. “They don’t really come up for me that often, and unfortunately, instinctually, I don’t have those instincts to just take off and go. I’m always thinking, ‘Throw it. Throw it. Throw it. Throw it.’ It’s never saying, ‘Hey, take off and go.'” [NESN]


Announcers for Patriots-Bears:

Daily highlight: Kasperi Kapanen found Auston Matthews on a breakaway. Matthews then deftly maneuvered around Drew Doughty before playing it back to Kapanen who scored a quality goal.


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