When it’s all said and done, there’s a good chance Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will go down as one of the best players of all time at his position–especially when you consider he recently had his 37-game streak snapped of at least 10 assists. However, there’s one thing about Rondo that makes him one of the most hated players in the league–which is when he lets his emotions get the best of him on the basketball court.
Rondo was ejected in the first half from Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets after starting a fight with Kris Humphries after the forward knocked Kevin Garnett to the ground while attempting to block a shot. It’s understandable that Rondo wants to defend his teammates when these type of situations come up, but it was clear his actions from Wednesday’s game were out of pure frustration.
When the incident took place, Boston was trailing 51-35 and couldn’t seem to get anything consistent going against Brooklyn. The replay clearly showed Humphries’ foul on Garnett wasn’t intentional as he was just trying to make a block like any other defender would be and there’s no question Rondo deserved the two-game suspension he received for his actions.
Hopefully, Rondo will learn from this incident and think about what’s best for his team the next time he finds himself in this situation considering the Celtics could use all of the help they can get this season considering how many talented teams there are in the Eastern Conference.
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