“Tyronn Lue didn’t know how to use me!”: NBA Twitter reacts as Rajon Rondo drops the mic on Clippers head coach after joining the Lakers

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published September 01, 2021

NBA Twitter reacts as Rajon Rondo throws a not-so-subtle shot at Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue after signing with the Lakers


Rajon Rondo has never been one to bite his tongue, even if it means he may fall into major trouble for it. And frankly, we do respect him a lot for it.

At the end of the day, with how media-centered the NBA can become at times, countless stars are justifiably a bit more restrained in their approach. However, it seems this Lakers guard is not really afraid of anything. Rather, it almost seems like he welcomes people to come in and challenge his take.

Recently, the man had his first press conference after returning to the Lakers’ side of LA. And during this time, he dropped a pretty scathing diss at the other team in their building.

Let’s just say, you’re going to want to see this.

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“You’re only as good as your coach believes in you”: Rajon Rondo drops a major diss at Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue

For those that don’t know, Rajon Rondo was with the LA Clippers for about half the regular season, and during the playoffs. And while there was a lot of hype surrounding him and what he could do for the team, he was essentially used to be one of the minor rotation players by head coach Tyronn Lue.

Rondo clearly, and might we suggest justifiably, did not like how he was treated. And when it came time for his first press conference with the Lakers, he had some ammunition locked and loaded, aimed at Lue’s head. Take a look at the clip in the tweet below.

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And as you’d expect, when someone comes out so straight with a diss, NBA Twitter just has to react. Here are some of the reactions from the community.

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Something tells us you should keep an eye on this man during the Lakers’ next game against the Clippers. That’s all we’ll say.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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