James is missing his first regular season action tonight with a right ankle injury. Guard Malik Monk is starting in LeBron's stead, tweets Jovan Buha of The Athletic. Buha adds that Rondo will now return to the lineup given the absence of LeBron, replacing Monk as the chief backup point guard behind $44.2 million starter Russell Westbrook.
One of the most talked-about incidents during what was a truly bizarre evening for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday was Rajon Rondo’s incident with a fan sitting courtside. The veteran point guard has now broken his silence about the issue as he explained his side of the story. At one point in the game, the Lakers guard was seen standing over the fan while doing what appeared like a gun gesture using his hand.
Los Angeles Lakers stars Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard garnered attention for their heated altercation on the bench during Friday's loss to the Phoenix Suns. But their Los Angeles teammates aren't too concerned with the situation. Lakers veteran point guard Rajon Rondo brushed it off as a heat-of-the-moment occurrence.