Rajon Rondo got ejected from the Boston Celtics-Detroit Pistons game on Sunday (Feb. 19). Rondo was playing under the basket when he put up a shot and had a Pistons defender come down on his back. The officials didn't call a foul on the play and Rondo immediately reacted negatively.
Those watching the game may agree that there was a lot of contact on the play, but may disagree if a foul should have been called. A majority of the contact came after the shot had been taken and it was obvious that the officials felt that it was incidental. Rondo did not though, bad-mouthing the official as he started going back down the court and then throwing the ball in the direction of the official he may have felt missed the call.
After tossing the ball towards the official, Rondo was given two technical fouls and ejected from the game. He had a rough game before that point, scoring just 5 points while going 1-for-6 from the field. He did have 10 assists, but also had 6 turnovers that really worked against the Celtics winning this game. Without Rondo playing the point guard position, the Celtics really started falling behind as the rest of the game progressed.
It is probably a sure thing that the league is going to take a hard look at what took place between Rondo. If the league felt that his behavior was egregious, it could even lead to a suspension of one or two games. The league has been trying to get this type of behavior under control with its players in the 2011-12 NBA season, so it will become very interesting to see if they make an example of Rondo.
Did you see what Rajon Rondo did during the Boston Celtics-Detroit Pistons game? Do you feel he deserves a suspension?