Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo envy each other, hate each other, and almost got traded for each other

  • Published on Jan 3, 2019
  • When Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul got into it with each other very early in the 2018-19 season, lots of us wondered what the source of their beef was. Old Olympic team selection grudges? Frustration over perceived slights? Jealousy? Or maybe it's a little bit of all least, as far as we know.
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  • Bob Carter
    Bob Carter Day ago

    8:29 Ty Lue blasted outta his mind.

  • TheNBAHistory
    TheNBAHistory Day ago

    Chris Paul is a future HOFer, Rondo will never get in. Rondo only got his ring from riding 3 HOFers coattails. He wasn't even good yet back in 2008. He was more of a liability if anything.

  • Harrison93996
    Harrison93996 Day ago

    I want Paul to pair up with superstars and get a ring. Way to much hate in the nba for a guy steady doin it on his own as the man on his team.

    • David Craig
      David Craig Hour ago

      On his own? Blake' dj, 6th man, harden etc

  • Seth the Chef
    Seth the Chef 2 days ago +1

    Rondo is obviously a more true point gaurd

  • Clever Girl
    Clever Girl 3 days ago +3


    • David Craig
      David Craig Hour ago

      @Clever Girl good try

    • Clever Girl
      Clever Girl Day ago

      @Luke Morris
      Clearly you don't actually watch Raptors games and seem to only pay attention to scoring.
      The 100 other things that Lowry does to help his team win are unmatched by any other point guard in the NBA. Guy led the payoffs in charges taken, deflections and was top 5 in assists. Not to mention the solid screens, diving on the floor for lose balls, getting rebounds, lock down defense and the fact that no one can post up on Lowry.
      Maybe if you actually watched the games you would pick up on those things.
      I love FVV to death but you didn't watch any games from the Philly or Magic series where he couldn't find a bucket. Guy was close to getting benched by Lin!
      How do you even think FVV got this good?
      It's because hes learned from Lowry over multiple years. FVV is great on defense and can hit big clutch shots but hes got a long way to go to fill Lowry's shoes.
      Lowry is an amazing leader as well and always puts his team first.
      Check his career +/- Lowry's teams are much much better when hes on the court and you can see the drop when hes off.
      He may not score at an elite level but he does everything else at an elite level.
      Which is why hes always under rated by casual basketball fans who dont watch full games and only care about people who score a lot.
      5x All Star, 1x Gold Medal, 1x All NBA 3rd team, 1x NBA Champion!!!
      An inspiration for all of Canada!!
      And therefore most definitely should make the H O F !!!

    • Luke Morris
      Luke Morris Day ago +1

      Clever Girl Kyle Lowry overacted smh. Fred vanvleet is so underrated it’s funny he was the last man on the roster and is the whole reason why you guys won the championship/ made it there

  • john boggie
    john boggie 3 days ago

    Rondo is a bum he is a ok guard at best i wish it was paul on the celtics instead of him

  • Jay Lew
    Jay Lew 3 days ago

    Well now that we just found out from skip that Paul teased Harden so much about his man boobies during practice that James would leave, maybe Rondo was right about him being a shitty teammate

    GUAPBOI 4 days ago +1

    Seems like harden agrees

  • Nick Tarkenton
    Nick Tarkenton 5 days ago +7

    James harden knows who Chris Paul is now 😂

  • Luke Allmon
    Luke Allmon 6 days ago

    8:58 peep dat legend Glen Davis

  • Edison Verdugo
    Edison Verdugo 6 days ago +4

    Here after the Chris Paul - James Harden incident. Rondo wasn’t lying, CP3 really is toxic.

    • Julian Prat
      Julian Prat 2 days ago

      I mean, I'd be mad too if a guy on my team didn't let me play either. So he does have a reason to be mad.

    • General Grievous
      General Grievous 4 days ago

      I came to see if anyone commented this lol, rondo was right all long

  • RbKing55
    RbKing55 7 days ago

    I cried at 7:09 lmfaooo

  • Angel Rodriguez
    Angel Rodriguez 7 days ago

    RONDO WAS RIGHT!!!! CP3 will never win a chip unless he joins either GS, Lakers, Toronto or Milwaukee.

  • The Chuckster
    The Chuckster 8 days ago +1

    8:27 ty lou

  • Jaq
    Jaq 8 days ago

    man i watch that fight so many times funniest thing i seen in a minute man

  • Sam Berg
    Sam Berg 8 days ago +1

    Like I mean I think you've gotta mention that Rondo led the league in assists three times and steals once; they're both all time greats! Chris Paul is definitely the better all time great, but it's hard to paint Rondo as a guy who only had team success!

  • Exo Trapn
    Exo Trapn 8 days ago

    0:03 Lonzo slapping ingrams booty.

  • WAt Ent
    WAt Ent 10 days ago

    Culture vulture

  • Nost
    Nost 10 days ago

    1:39 Lil Baby

  • Titus Kopoe
    Titus Kopoe 10 days ago

    Steph curry: hold my rings

    • Titus Kopoe
      Titus Kopoe 10 days ago

      Nah I HATE CURRY I'm glad he lost to Toronto
      Irving is way better I forgot he wasn't the best in 2008

    • TSwizzleRex Mixtapes
      TSwizzleRex Mixtapes 10 days ago

      Uhhhhh what? Curry didn't have rings when Rondo was good. So that makes no sense. Sounds like a Curry fan trying to make a meme

  • Yosef Niknam
    Yosef Niknam 10 days ago

    Peep ty lue at 8:25

  • Marcia Smith-Brown
    Marcia Smith-Brown 11 days ago +2

    8:27 peep Tyron Lou in the back ground😂😂😂😂

  • Lord Hinkie
    Lord Hinkie 12 days ago

    Rondo a better PG

  • Octavio Dominguez
    Octavio Dominguez 12 days ago +3

    Yea Chris Paul was always the better player regardless of rondo’s ring

  • Jimin
    Jimin 14 days ago


  • Bandit Pastry
    Bandit Pastry 14 days ago +3

    I think rondo is jealous because Chris Paul guest started in a Disney Chanel show

  • J Mack24
    J Mack24 15 days ago

    Cp3 don’t know how to win rings rondo got two of them. I’m choosing rondo. Especially after cp3 choking against gsw every time lol.

    • J Mack24
      J Mack24 14 days ago

      Kevin C better than what cp3 got. Jordan bell from the warriors have more than cp3 💀cp3 is only good in the regular season.

    • Kevin C
      Kevin C 14 days ago

      rondo only has one championship

  • EaST CoAsT MaCHete
    EaST CoAsT MaCHete 15 days ago +3

    This beef was legit it came to fist and spit being thrown.😂💪💯

  • The Murder STi
    The Murder STi 15 days ago

    I played with Rondo summer leagues during highschool. He was a really great teammate. I couldn't ask more of him when we played. He was a quiet assassin and was actually very level headed. I always loved getting on a fast break with him when he picked off the opponent's pg. He was very quiet and humble at all times. Rondo always took care of his teammates. I never played with CP3 so I can't speak for him.

  • Jorge Matias
    Jorge Matias 15 days ago

    Rondo is a great player so as CP3 so maybe some jealousy going on! Who knows...

  • Tony  Williams
    Tony Williams 15 days ago

    That "boys 2 men" shirt tho👕

  • Da Wae
    Da Wae 15 days ago

    This is clearly one sided. If your making this kind of stuff stop being one sided. It's very clear on how you choose your words.

  • Michael Hart
    Michael Hart 16 days ago

    Rondo a champion tho just as great as a floor general Chris a better scorer

  • Gabriel Bumanglag
    Gabriel Bumanglag 16 days ago

    Why the disrespect on Shane Battier tho

  • Aidan Fiori
    Aidan Fiori 16 days ago

    Anyone could get a ring with players like pierce garnett and ray Allen

  • CashStacks
    CashStacks 17 days ago

    I like how Ryan Hollins and Big Baby Davis said that Paul was a bad teammate but both of them shouldn't have an opinion because they are both trash

  • Jay Chamings
    Jay Chamings 17 days ago +1

    more like hurricane tortilla

  • Munir Haider
    Munir Haider 17 days ago +1

    11:55 i think he meant thats the tea

  • ACE
    ACE 17 days ago +1

    Chris Paul apparently is in the top 5 of the worst current NBA teammates to have🤦‍♂️ and Rajon Rondo is in the top 20🤦‍♂️ what is wrong with these guys!?

  • rayray1983
    rayray1983 18 days ago

    Rajon Rondo and Bow Wow physically and professionally look similar. They both are about the same age. Both started off quick, promissing careers, young and talented. But as fast ad they risen, they fell off fast. Fame and money all gone very quick. By now they are almost forgotten.

  • Tate Kelly
    Tate Kelly 18 days ago

    Derrick Williams????

  • Julian Rojas
    Julian Rojas 19 days ago

    I've always disliked rondo. He was a product of a system and the players around him when he won.

  • Pig Shitse
    Pig Shitse 20 days ago

    rah jan? no

  • Collin Sullivan
    Collin Sullivan 20 days ago +1

    Shout out CP3, getting two beef histories! Keep fighting my guy

  • jaye501
    jaye501 21 day ago

    paul shoots better from the outside... rondo has better eyes and is a better passer... truth be told rondo is one of the best passers i've ever seen... i've seen him pass to guys that changed direction after he saw them last... ten seconds ago... he's got eyes in the back of his head... and his basketball iq is legendary... he reads other teams plays and knows them better than they do... .he once on a defense set sent boogie to the corner where no opposing player was at... boogie was bewildered and argued... but did what rondo said... as the other teams play developed... lo and behold the player intended to take the last shot ended up right where boogie was standing... rondo is scary basketball smart... it's why he doesn't get along with many coaches... especially "do what i say" coaches like carlisle...

    and rondo is right... the media builds paul up to be this mega good guy... not sure how sb nation can deny that... but everyone that has played with rondo sings his praises as a teammate... cept for that big ego on ray allen...rondo is a better defender... at least in the post season... rondo now has a tendency to coast on defense in the regular season... pacing himself... rondo has a killer instinct in the playoffs... paul just loses... rondo does not get along with coaches and so they malign him with the media who takes their word as gospel.... paul brown noses with coaches and management so they sing his praises to the media who takes their word as gospel...

    when most of your teammates throughout your career dislike you... there is a reason... when most of your teammates throughout your career love you to death... there is also a reason...

  • Smooth Criminal
    Smooth Criminal 21 day ago +1


  • Ray G
    Ray G 21 day ago

    cp3 still jealous rondo got a ring

  • ChucksterOLove
    ChucksterOLove 21 day ago

    Love the 'Beef' series! Maybe go old school some time, like the beef between Wilt Chamberlain and Tommy Heinsohn or Bill Russell.
    In the 1960 playoffs Heinsohn continually fouled Wilt really hard. The refs weren't calling fouls, so Wilt straight cold cocked Heinsohn. Unfortunately, Wilt injured his hand in the process, taking him out of the playoffs until game 6. Wilt scored 50 points, but the Celtics won the series.
    After losing the series, Wilt shocked his team by contemplating RETIREMENT. He was sick of the hard fouls from people like Heinsohn, and wondered if he could keep playing.
    Yup, that's right. Heinsohn almost ended Wilt's career. Does that qualify as beef?

  • SP FromNY914
    SP FromNY914 21 day ago

    CP3 One of the greatest to never win a ring

    • Ray G
      Ray G 21 day ago

      SP FromNY914 best in flopping

  • Cael Eide
    Cael Eide 23 days ago +1

    Do shaq and javelle McGee

  • Vivian Burton
    Vivian Burton 23 days ago

    Rondo doc rivers chis Paul.. Shaq u were so fun ...

  • Vivian Burton
    Vivian Burton 23 days ago

    Thanks ...rondo...

  • Mikey LaFave
    Mikey LaFave 25 days ago

    Rondo used to be one of my favorite players when he started with Celtics

  • Bobby Trill
    Bobby Trill 25 days ago +1

    Yo..Kirk doesn't deserve that disrespect lol. He and Rondo matched up really evenly

  • Tony Tana
    Tony Tana 27 days ago

    Rondo was never half as good as CP3. Rondo got lucky in the Celtics success and never resembled anything close to a superstar outside of that 07/08 season. He was overrated and never as good as that big 3 team made him look, this is why Rondo was never a topic again after that championship run.

  • textmachine09
    textmachine09 27 days ago

    @1:00 of course kobe has the ball

  • Benjamin Phiri
    Benjamin Phiri 27 days ago

    Cortland Finnegan vs Andre Johnson's hands

  • Dj Henski
    Dj Henski 28 days ago

    I lost it when the "what" popped up on Shane Battier LOL

  • Michael Williams
    Michael Williams Month ago

    LMAO 😂🤣😂🤣😂 at 7:09

  • mercado
    mercado Month ago +2

    Damn I lost it when he says that Rondo got a technical from the bench lmaoo

  • Armani aka hops 90,s man smith

    Actually rondo became an all-star in 2010.

  • Stevie Jete
    Stevie Jete Month ago

    Raheed Wallace was not on that team wtf?

  • thecoolan NishatK.
    thecoolan NishatK. Month ago

    Imagine if CP3 hooked up with rondos sis

  • Supreme Being
    Supreme Being Month ago

    lol Rondo-Damus has spoken facts about you cp3

  • Big Fudge
    Big Fudge Month ago +1

    Rondos the scrappy fighter that will show up in big games, like the playoffs.
    Paul is under-sized, always hurt, and doesn't play well against good competition.

  • brick james
    brick james Month ago

    But don’t talk back to Ray Ray lil fella

  • MoonMan
    MoonMan Month ago +1

    The NBA is full of so many grown men who act like women or children. There is ALWAYS some drama in the NBA. Most of that drama is extremely petty nonsense. Way too many feelings in basketball these days.

  • MuMu124
    MuMu124 Month ago

    Warriors should trade for seth

  • Owner of a Busted Ricecooker

    James Deen! lol

  • Anthony Drake
    Anthony Drake Month ago

    Chris Paul is that Angry Jock ...He's the guy who's only more angry at a player who doesn't cut it... by a player who's better than him.

  • TWW
    TWW Month ago

    Rondo got lucky with excellent team mates to get that ring, he knows he ain't on Pauls individual level. The fact he never fought for his Olympic places show he knows he ain't got it in him.

  • tonypunk66
    tonypunk66 Month ago

    8:25 Ty lue looking like High lue

  • MeMe B
    MeMe B Month ago

    Lol Rajon Rondo went to the same middle school I went too, some of my teachers knew him.

  • Civic SiR
    Civic SiR Month ago

    Rondo is thrash nothing else!

  • Ryan Cho
    Ryan Cho Month ago

    Let’s be real here. Chris Paul is wayyyyyyy better than Rondo. Ring or not, Chris Paul is a future hall of famer

  • Travis Peach
    Travis Peach Month ago

    Rondo must be part Gypsy.

  • Metal RocksOn
    Metal RocksOn Month ago

    Rondo all day!!! Hey Chris how many rings do you have? Your almost a little more overrated than Carmelo! An average player at best and where you rank by position in the history of the game you aren't even in the top 50! Chris is just a crook! Stealing money from the team sitting on the bench hurt and choking when it counts!

  • Brian Scalbrine
    Brian Scalbrine Month ago

    I'm here cause rondo got the last laugh for saying he will never win a ring.

  • John Howes
    John Howes Month ago

    Rondos first all star game was in 2010

  • Joe Crain
    Joe Crain Month ago +4

    Why do you need A big three when you have Brian Scalabrini

  • Random Person
    Random Person Month ago

    Lol, 8:25 look at ty lue in the background lmao

  • Sotero Mares
    Sotero Mares Month ago

    CP3 doesn’t have a ring, but Rondo will never be the player he was. Idc what you say, Rondo was just lucky to be in Boston.

  • edisonsun21c
    edisonsun21c Month ago

    Woooo, rondo cuts deep lol

  • Tiger25NYC Brooklyn

    Chris Paul has not only lost to Rondo, he also been losing his hair .

  • Tiger25NYC Brooklyn

    Rondo is better then Chris Paul

  • Paulo Alexandre
    Paulo Alexandre Month ago +1


    I don't care about either PGs but here are my 2 cents

    Just wanna say that my boy Dame wrecked Lob City Clippers as the lower seeded team
    And got swept by Playoff Rondo as the higher seeded team

  • Bennett Payne
    Bennett Payne Month ago

    Why is rondo acting like he won that ring? We all know it was that big three that won that ring.

  • youngboizev
    youngboizev Month ago

    aquib talib and mikael crabtree

  • Alpha Lyre
    Alpha Lyre Month ago

    These videos are great.

  • Anther site
    Anther site Month ago

    Yes but rondo was playing with a lot more talent when he won his ring

  • The Pun of Harts
    The Pun of Harts Month ago

    OMG the way you are saying Rajon

  • Rocket ToUranus
    Rocket ToUranus Month ago +2

    NIpsey was at the game 😢

  • chiko gaming
    chiko gaming 2 months ago

    rondo was the true definition of pg. a pass 1st guard😑. he's playing the game he wanted.

  • John Neville
    John Neville 2 months ago +1

    Rondo would have zero talking points if he didn’t ride Garnett, Pierce, and Ray Allen’s coattails to a title. And he definitely spit in CP3’s face.

  • Elite Soulfly
    Elite Soulfly 2 months ago

    I remember watching rondo in his prime and just being in awe. The guy was sick with it. Put the ball wherever he wanted. Now if you have a crappy team and no options you don’t need a true point. You want someone like Chris Paul. But if you have the right pieces in place rondo is your guy any day of the week. So of course the rivalry happened. They were both masters of there craft. However rondo being snubbed for the olympics was not right. For the Olympic team that was rondos spot. No one could have done what rondo could have in his prime. If I didn’t have many scoring options on my team I would def choose Paul. It’s weird. There both great

  • Todd M. Walker
    Todd M. Walker 2 months ago

    @10:54 well known beevs, lol

  • plumeria66
    plumeria66 2 months ago

    Joakim Noah vs Lebron James.

  • plumeria66
    plumeria66 2 months ago

    Marcus Smart vs JR Smith,

  • Nurf
    Nurf 2 months ago

    Chris Paul ain’t get a ring cause he only had a good team until 2018 with the rockets...random have 4 all stars on the team

  • Dr. Wanē
    Dr. Wanē 2 months ago