The Celtics ran away from the Lakers, 113-96, the latest and certainly not greatest serving of the 66-year rivalry.
Bryant called it a "basketball geek" meeting, and Rondo called it "two [jerks] having breakfast together," though there was also an unspecified recruiting pitch of sorts Thursday from Bryant.
"You don't need to use your imagination," said a person familiar with Bryant's desire to have Rondo join the Lakers next season.
Rondo is a free agent next July and could easily find himself on a new team. The Lakers will have enough money to sign one player to a maximum-salary deal or two players to fairly solid contracts starting at about $11 million.
Rondo, 28, makes $12.9 million. He was averaging 8.3 points, 10.9 assists and 7.4 rebounds before Friday.
Bryant called him "extremely intelligent" and a great creator on the court but chose sarcasm when asked whether he ever thought about Rondo as a future Laker.
"No, I haven't thought about having any future teammates before," he said.
With both teams experiencing another down season, it's possible Bryant and Rondo had to cheer each other up over breakfast.
"Like a mutual intervention?" Bryant said with a smile.
Bryant, 36, is under contract only more season after this, making Friday one of his last trips to TD Garden.
There were many games to remember here in a 19-year-career but the one that stood out to Bryant was losing Game 6 of the 2008
"It will always sit with me," he said.
On the plus side for the Lakers, it became a rallying cry for title drives in 2009 and the 2010 rematch against Boston.
"It launched us, really propelled us to win back-to-back championships because we understood the aggressiveness that we needed to play with," Bryant said.
There was none of that Friday.
Robert Sacre took 10 shots and missed nine. Carlos Boozer took six, missed five.
"We're 20 games into the season, which is a fourth of the season. It's time to make a few changes," Scott said, declining to name specifics. "One, two, I don't know how many I'm going to make right now."
Johnson is a likely target because of his up-and-down play.
Scott could also insert
Boston won't ponder any changes after Zeller had 24 points on 10-for-11 shooting and added 14 rebounds. Sullinger had 17 points and 13 rebounds. Rondo had 12 points and eight rebounds in addition to his assists.
Zeller beating up the Lakers? If nothing else, he could steal part of Young's nickname. Swaggy Z, he was on Friday.