Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m Not Done’ Recruiting Rajon Rondo to the Los Angeles Lakers

The burgeoning bromance between Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo is not coming to an end anytime soon. Until the Dallas Mavericks point guard firmly commits to a team that's not wearing purple and gold, Bryant is going to keep recruiting him to the Los Angeles Lakers. 

"No way," the future Hall of Famer said when asked if he was done attempting to influence Rondo now that the point guard is no longer with the Boston Celtics, via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. "I'm not done. I'm not stopping until he signs an extension."

This isn't the first we've heard of such desires, either. 

"He [Bryant] and Rondo had breakfast together when the Lakers were in Boston early last month, and it was widely assumed that Bryant was doing a little early recruiting on the point guard who becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer," Bulpett explained.

Ramona Shelburne reported for ESPN.com in the wake of the breakfast meeting that it was simply social, but Bryant seems to be doing his part to change that perception. After all, if he's not stopping his recruiting efforts, that means he had to start them at some point.

Did it begin back in 2013? That's when Bryant told ESPNBoston.com's Jackie MacMullan the following: 

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.

Well, they'd have far more chances to talk if they were actually on the same team. 

Not only do their personalities mesh rather well, as both are fierce competitors who don't have ...

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