Over the last few years, Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant have formed an unlikely friendship off the basketball court. At one time, it looked like that friendship was going to lead Rondo to seek a trade to the Lakers. So with the Kings in Los Angeles to play the Lakers last night, Rondo was asked why the two players have grown so close, and he explained it like this:

Makes sense.

Rondo was also asked to share his favorite Kobe memory, and not surprisingly, he picked one that showcased Kobe going full a-hole on his future friend. He said that he’ll always remember the time Kobe pointed at him during an altercation the two had in the middle of a February 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics:

If you don’t remember that altercation, you can check it out below:

Now that you think about it, would you expect Rondo to pick any other moment? Nothing encapsulates his relationship with Kobe quite like that clip.

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[via Baxter Holmes]