We want to make sure everyone that comes and sits in our chairs feels special, and they have an experience and that we exceed their expectations. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Before he finished off his night, however, he got into a verbal altercation with someone in the crowd, and unlike Game 1, it wasn’t just a bunch of infants in the family section he was screaming trash talk at. Rondo was talking shit and he decided he wanted to get in too. And then, of course, last month the players took a clear stand against racial injustice and police violence after the shooting of Jacob Blake, in Kenosha. Our little motto is respect the unexpected. Will Rondo has been immersed within the NBA community for over a decade now, ever since Rajon was drafted into the league and began his career with the Boston Celtics. He also says hiring Joerger as an assistant coach would provide the defensive presence and grit the Sixers have lacked since Lloyd Pierce departed in 2018 to become the Atlanta Hawks' head coach. A lot of people couldn't just leave their barber shops or salons or their families. He upped his numbers a bit in the playoffs, norming 8.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds. They do laugh and joke and smile and point at each other in passing. He started talking crazy, I don't play that game.". Comments are welcome while open. We have safety equipment in place, with disposable capes to facemask to eye shields, we let them create their own mood. For more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts. And the Lakers gave Rondo a … Unity. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel always had their backs. NBA executives reportedly think the Lakers will try to trade for Chris Paul. They might come in there and mess with them, high fiving and laughing and joking, but it's not at the original congregation type of level just because we've got to keep up with safety because of COVID. “I'm going to tell the rookies that they have to go get their hair cut from the barber first," Georges Niang joked. Meet Will Rondo, the man behind the NBA's bubble barber shops. He finished a -23 in 36 minutes after another weakness-exposing performance from the Lakers’ defense. I think the importance of barbers in a bubble encompasses everything that the player does mentally to prepare for the game. Rajon Rondo’s brother, Will Rondo, had evidently decided to join in on the Lakers’ series-long evisceration of Westbrook, and Westbrook wasn’t having it. Did he just accidentally look up Westbrook’s contract numbers on Spotrac and see that he’s owed nearly $130 million over the next three years? Kyle Kuzma would reportedly have ‘several interested clubs’ if the Lakers made him available for trade. Will reached out to NBPA executive director Michele Roberts, who would eventually approve of his plan. After the game, his brother told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated: Lakers guard Rajon Rondo says his brother, William, called Russell Westbrook “trash” and nothing more and gave him the “Damian Lillard” wave when the Rockets star asked what he said. So it's not really a congregation type of point. Will Rondo, the older brother of former Kentucky Wildcat and current Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo, handpicked the six barbers that will join the rest of the NBA down in Orlando for the season restart that is scheduled for July 30. Years ago, he was just helping his brother adjust to life in the NBA, but since then, he's become the league's major plug. Rondo averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 24.7 minutes while shooting 40 percent on three-pointers over 16 playoff games. One of the barbers, Marcos “Reggae” Smith, has worked with celebrities such as Usher and DJ Khaled, along with NBA players Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony. It has been a remarkable season for the NBA and there's been a clear message attached to it. In a unique post written by ESPN’s Baxter Holmes and Eric Woodward, they break down one important factor of the NBA’s upcoming bubble project that you probably haven’t thought much about: style. It all started with Will Rondo (yes, Rajon Rondo’s bro). But they might come in if they know their friends are getting twisted up or braided or a haircut. Will Rondo — who is hilariously not just in the bubble as a guest, but as an NBA employee, organizing the barbershop efforts the league has provided for players in the bubble — was thrown out of the game, leaving everyone curious just what he had said. At least two members of the Rondo family are going to spend some time in Orlando this summer. [They're] the cog that keeps it going as far as keeping players feeling good [with] manicures, pedicures to styles and braids and twists, to haircuts. He spoke to Day 6 host Brent Bambury about how the barbershop came together and life in the NBA bubble. Rondo is the older brother of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR. Why is it so important to have barbers in the bubble? And what about your team? So it was something that I think was felt around the world and a clear message to bring awareness to police misconduct, to systemic racism and to make sure everybody understood the importance of voting and making sure that [your elected officials] are held accountable for anything that's going on in your community. OK, so when you talk about the most expensive shoes, they are also on the court getting stepped on, stomped on, tripped on and kicked. These are millionaires that are going to be locked down for months just so they can safely shoot a ball, but they still need to get their hair cut just like the rest of us. But nevertheless, at least Westbrook doesn’t have to worry about it anymore after both Playoff Rondos waved him goodbye tonight. And there's a team to thank for his new look. He handpicked the stylists responsible for keeping the players looking sharp when they go head to head in the playoffs in one of the most unusual seasons of the NBA. Why are pedicures important to someone like that? NBA players have been separated from their families while competing during the pandemic. I recommend giving the entire post a read. It was definitely a barber draft. Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. So when you come in, you're greeted with a smile. Rajon Rondo’s brother gets kicked out of Game 5 for calling Russell Westbrook ‘trash,’ becomes a Lakers legend forever, As the Lakers celebrated their championship, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Rajon Rondo thanked Frank Vogel for believing in them. Silver Screen and Roll Community Guidelines, feuding with overrated Rockets point guards. Most NBA executives reportedly expect Anthony Davis to re-sign with Lakers for two years. It goes beyond just the basketball aspect of this bubble concept and humanizes the process a bit. He was such a terrible fit with LeBron James. Does Will Rondo just regularly scream out his basketball opinions? And in forming the bubble, the league made some unexpected mid-season draft picks — seven barbers. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Was he saying this to someone nearby and Westbrook just heard it, or is he — like his brother, Rajon — just fond of feuding with overrated Rockets point guards? Add some “good” to your morning and evening. Rajon Rondo - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA. So we try to encompass that feeling and vibe and mood and we make sure that each player comes out looking fresh. In the ESPN article, the authors detail how Will started a hospitality company all the way back in 2009 and came up with the idea of bringing barbers down to the Orlando bubble after Rajon told him about the NBA’s plan. Everyone came together. Silence is not an option. You could be here for anywhere from four to 12 weeks inside a bubble isolated from your family and friends.