Rajon Rondo Suspended: Celtics Guard Out For One GameBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Jan 8, 2013 in Basketball, Sports •
Rajon Rondo is suspended again by the NBA for one game without pay, according a report at NBA.com on Monday, January 7, 2013.
It seems that the Boston Celtics point guard needs to keep his mercurial behavior in check, especially against NBA officials.
In Sunday’s Boston Celtics versus Atlanta Hawks game, Rondo bumped into referee Rodney Mott after being called for an offensive foul.
Though Mott spared Rondo with a technical foul for making a contact with him, NBA league officials banned Rondo from suiting up for their game against the New York Knicks on Monday night.
In an interview before Monday night’s game, Boston head coach Doc Rivers expressed disappointment over Rondo‘s suspension.
I saw it when it happened. I didn’t think anything of it honestly, and obviously the officials didn’t either, they didn’t call a tech. But you know the old saying is you’re not given a reputation, you earn one, and I’m sure that had a lot to do with it as well.
We just work on it, every day. He’s going to play a long time and he has a lot of time to change it.
Last November, Rondo was meted a suspension by the league after he figured in a shoving incident againsts Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries. He was also suspended during last season’s playoffs after bumping a referee.
Jason Terry took over Rondo‘s place in the Celtics‘ backcourt.
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