Things got a little crazy in Wednesday night’s Brooklyn at Boston game when Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo took exception to what he considered an unreasonable foul by Kris Humphries on Kevin Garnett.
As anyone with half a basketball brain can see from the video above, there was nothing malicious about the foul at all. Garnett simply lost his balance and Rondo decided to be a tough guy. Once the confrontation was in full swing, Kevin Garnett didn’t hesitate to give Gerald Wallace a cheap elbow to the head either.
Rondo’s actions in this sequence are simply bone-headed and one wonders why the point guard felt the need to make a stance at that particular time.
The NBA are likely to suspend Rondo for inciting the melee that followed and it seems like a logical choice. The question is, how many games?
Not only did Rondo’s attempt at Magic Johnson’s ‘consecutive games with 10 assists’ record fail in this game, but fantasy owners’ chances of winning this week took a hit.
Boston face Portland, Milwaukee and Minnesota over the next three games with the Bucks game on the road. It’s safe to assume Head Coach Doc Rivers is strategising without Rondo in mind for these games.