There are a lot of people around the NBA screaming “I told you so” this week after the Sacramento Kings once again spun out of control. Every writer with access to a computer heaped on the struggling franchise. The word count alone could fill the lower bowl of the half built Golden1 Center in downtown Sacramento.

The DeMarcus Cousins vs. George Karl feud is must see drama. Everyone loves drama. It is the golden ticket in the ever developing world of clickbait media.

The Kings have repeatedly made themselves an easy target. It’s a reality that they can’t seem to avoid. But this particular mess spilled into almost every facet of the Kings world.

Even though he had nothing to do with the latest blow up, Rajon Rondo’s name was brought up plenty of times. His mere presence in Sacramento made him part of the piñata that was beaten nearly to death.

How did Rondo respond? The same way he has for much of the season - with an incredible effort.

For the third time in four games, the 29-year-old point guard dropped in a triple-double, the latest Friday night against the Nets. With Sacramento missing Rudy Gay and Darren Collison, the Kings second and third leading scorers respectively, Rondo posted a 23-point, 14-assist, 10-rebound performance.