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Kobe Called Rajon Rondo An A**hole, Rondo Responds: "I Feel The Same Way About Him"

Name-calling isn't nice.
rajon rondo talks about his fractured thumb during an interview.


There is never any love lost between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lake Show was in Boston tonight and gutted out a tough 107-104 win to end a six-game slide. The game also marked the return of Rajon Rondo from injury -- he racked up eight points and four assists in 19 minutes of action.

Before the game, Kobe was asked about Rondo's return to the court -- specifically, how Rondo would deal with the clear rebuilding efforts of Boston (since Kobe went through a number of rebuilding years of his own in LA). Kobe's response was classic Kobe:

After the game, Rondo said that he took the name-calling as a compliment from Kobe, and decided to flip it right back to him as well:

It's nice to know that both Kobe and Rondo are keeping their trash talk sharp even when their games aren't full-go. And realistically, Kobe was seemingly complimenting Rondo's toughness, albeit in a fairly interesting way. Rondo handled the comment with his nice little return zinger for some fun, and now we can all move on.