The likes of Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton, Don Nelson, Rick Fox, and Brian Shaw have donned the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, but no one has ever managed to win a title with both organizations.
Rajon Rondo wants to be the first to do so.
"I need another ring," Rondo said after practice Monday, according to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "It's simple. I want to be the first to win for the two most historic franchises that's ever put a basketball to use. So, I got one in Boston and I'd love to get one with this organization."
The 32-year-old veteran point guard spent the first nine seasons of his career in Boston, hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy in 2008. Rondo has bounced around over the last four years, playing for the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, and Chicago Bulls before landing with the Lakers this summer on a one-year, $9-million contract.
"You expect certain teams, certain franchises (to be like this)," he said. "Obviously, playing for Boston that was probably the best experience I've had since I've (been in the league). And now here. Obviously, all the teams I've played for, they do have great organizations, but none touch this."