Rajon Rondo referred to his Orlando bubble hotel room as ‘Motel 6’ last night, and fans are having a field day trolling him for it.
The NBA bubble has been under immense scrutiny ever since it was announced. Playing conditions, fight against racism, injury concerns and living conditions have all been under the scanner constantly. Several players have raised questions about food and living conditions in Orlando. The NBA superstars are usually accustomed to a very luxurious lifestyle. Thus, when Rondo labelled his decent-looking hotel room as ‘motel’, he has been criticized by several users on Twitter.
Rajon Rondo Motel 6 comparison
The four-time all star posted a Instagram story of his hotel room and labelled it ‘Motel 6’. Although the league has been criticized over sub-standard living conditions previously, fans spoke again Rondo this time around.
Rajon Rondo doesn’t seem pleased with his Orlando room. pic.twitter.com/hjwB2g0tk8
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 9, 2020
According to several fans, he seems to appear as spoiled or privileged. The Lakers were already criticized by some to be favored for better rooms. Thus, Rondo got the short yard of the stick when he threw shade at the conditions. Some fans even ripped apart his performances on the court with the Lakers.
Moreover, the players need to understand that the NBA is doing its best to get the season underway and make sure it ends. Hotel rooms are more or less as luxurious as they can be. Players need to be a little more grateful and get on with their job at hand.
‘Motel 6’ too got into the conversation, throwing shade on Rajon Rondo.
We’ll always leave the light on for him. 😉
— Motel 6 (@motel6) July 9, 2020
Yo @RajonRondo this room is nicer than your jumpshot. What are you complaining about😂😂
— Luke Sommers (@luke8132) July 9, 2020
This is where some people are staying during the pandemic pic.twitter.com/NKZJjR4HIm
— Jon Woods (@paint_sign_play) July 9, 2020
These guys have been rich for way too long. 😂😂 That’s a pretty top notch room!
— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) July 9, 2020
Living conditions has been under constant scrutiny since players landed in Orlando. The league has been trying its level best to improve living standards in the NBA bubble
What’s next for Rondo and the Lakers?
Rondo has a great chance to add a championship to his 2008 victory (with the Celtics) this season. The Lakers, led by all-stars Lebron and Davis have been brilliant this season. Lakers are at the top of the western conference and are the favorites to win the championship this season.
The Lakers guard has been working extensively on his fitness during the lockdown. A video of him circulating this week, showing his jacked body, all set for the NBA bubble restart
Rondo has been playing decent basketball this season. The point guard was criticized immensely at the start of the season. But, he picked up and has been a good role player for the number 1 seed in the west.