The Los Angeles Lakers have spiraled out to a 5-14 start despite guard Kobe Bryant averaging a whopping 26 points per game. The Boston Celtics haven't done much better, holding a 5-11 record in the last year of point guard Rajon Rondo's deal.
As the two struggling squads prepare to face off Friday night, stars from the rival teams met for breakfast Thursday morning and rumors quickly circulated.
The duo share a special friendship and appear to have mutual respect:
If Rondo is shipped to LA, the Lakers would add a legit star next to Bryant and the Celtics would likely add more picks to the stockpile Boston has already acquired.