Watch Rajon Rondo Sit Courtside off Lakers Bench After Benching vs. Nuggets

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 7, 2019

Los Angeles Lakers' Rajon Rondo during an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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On a night when LeBron James made history by passing Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list to move to No. 4 with 32,311 points, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo made headlines too.

As the Denver Nuggets closed out a 115-99 victory at Staples Center, Rondo opted for a courtside seat among fans instead of sitting with his teammates late in the fourth quarter:

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James got the internet buzzing last month with a similar move when he sat by himself on the Lakers bench; however, Rondo one-upped him by becoming part of the crowd.

After Los Angeles fell behind by 17 at the half, Rondo played a limited role in the team's comeback in the third quarter, which saw the Lakers come within a blown Josh Hart lay-in of evening the score early in the fourth.

He finished with four points, seven rebounds, 11 assists, one block and two steals on 2-of-7 shooting (0-of-3 from three) in 35 minutes.

The loss was the Lakers' fourth straight and the sixth in their last seven games. At 30-35, they sit 6.5 games back of the eighth seed with 17 games to play.