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Snapshot: Rondo and Kobe do breakfast

12/4/2014

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant were spotted having breakfast together on Thursday morning in Boston. A couple of photos trickled out via social media, including the one below ...

Bryant has often expressed a fondness for Rondo and his style of play. Back in 2013, Bryant told ESPN Boston, "You don't want Rondo? Send him my way. I love everything about him. Everything. I love his attitude, I love his chippiness, his edge, his intellect, his know-it-allness. All of it. That's what makes championship players.

"What guard have you seen at his size that will get you 18 assists, 17 boards and 20 points all in one game? That's unheard of. I love that kid. I always make a point of talking to him during All-Star [Weekend]. He's one of my favorites."

Bryant later complimented Rondo by saying, "From what I understand he’s an a--hole, like me." Rondo responded by noting, "That's a great compliment, coming from Kobe. I feel the same way about him."

The Celtics and Lakers meet Friday night at TD Garden.