Today in Sports History: November 28

By Brandon Zhu

In 2012, Rajon Rondo’s historic double-digit assist streak of 37 games came to an end when he was ejected midway through the Boston Celtics 95-83 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The 37-game streak is second only to Magic Johnson’s 46-game streak. Rondo is currently no.15 on the NBA All-Time Assists Leaders list with 7,215. Going into his 14th NBA season, Rondo has proven himself as an elite point guard. Rondo helped the Boston Celtics defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 in the 2008 NBA Finals. In Game 2, Rondo recorded a then career-high 16 assists. In Game 6, Rondo recorded 6 steals to help the Celtics close out the series. In 2020, Rondo became  the second player in NBA history, after Clyde Lovellette, to win a championship with both the Boston Celtics and the Lakers. Rondo played an integral facilitative role for the Lakers coming off the bench. Rondo’s 105 assists in the 2020 NBA playoffs were the most by a bench player in a single postseason since the 1971 playoffs. Recently, Rondo signed a 2-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth $15 million.

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