Harden obliged but Polk didn’t expect him to go as hard as he was, considering the amount of work they had already done in the day. Two-a-days are generally reserved for football teams in training camps, not NBA superstars on a two-month hiatus. “You know, it was kind of my idea to get him back on that mountain,” Polk told The Athletic, “Thinking that I would be able to kind of push him cause I do it all the time. And he came right back and hit the ground running.” “‘I called Earl’ is what we like to call it,” Polk said, laughing as he recalled the experience. ” James was kind of pushing the tempo so hard that I had to take a little break and get that up [out] of me and then get back to it. We all got a pretty good laugh out of that.”
September 29, 2020 | 4:04 pm EDT Update
Mike Trudell: Rajon Rondo credited his belief in himself and confidence to be able to come back and play despite 6 months or so off the court due to the hiatus and then his fractured thumb. He’s played at his highest level in 2 years w/LAL since Game 1 vs. Houston.