Rajon Rondo is now an NBA champion once again. He almost retired before he even got the chance, however.
This week on the “The Full 48” podcast, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols revealed Rondo nearly retired after his disastrous stint with the Dallas Mavericks. She said, per Silver Screen & Roll:
“He told me he almost retired a few years ago. Because when the catastrophe in Dallas happened between him and Rick Carlisle — and we can assign all kinds of blame for that — he said only two teams called him that offseason.