While we just missed out on a league-leading 13th NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, there's still history that could be made in this year's title matchup.
As the Lakers pursue their 17th NBA championship to tie the Celtics for most in league history, veteran guard Rajon Rondo has a chance to make his own piece of history.
Of 26 players in NBA history that have played for both Los Angeles and Boston, no one has ever won a title with both franchises.
Four wins stand between Rondo and the incredible distinction.
I know what you're thinking - what about Shaquille O'Neal? His title hopes with the Celtics came up short in 2011. What about the Lakers' Avery Bradley this season? He was drafted in 2011 after Boston had already won the 2008 NBA title.
Take a look at the rather interesting list of players that have played for both franchises.
|Player||Years in Los Angeles||Years in Boston|
|Don Chaney||1977-78||1969-75, 1978-80|
This is a unique opportunity for Rondo to solidify himself a place in the heart of both legendary franchises that typically have no love for one another's players. Should Rondo earn his second ring with the Los Angeles, he'll surely be forever loved by both the fans of the Purple and Gold and the fans that bleed Kelly Green.
It's another potential resume booster for a player on the brink of a Hall of Fame case.
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