Rajon Rondo’s future is so bright, he’s gotta wear shades.
Celtics Rajon Rondo has been added to the 2012 East All-Star team for this weekend’s game in Orlando. Taking the spot of Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson, who will miss All-Star weekend because of tendonitis in his left knee.
Rondo is averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds in 22 games this season. This marks his third consecutive All-Star appearance.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for throwing a ball at an official during a game.
Stu Jackson, the NBA’s executive vice-president for basketball operations, announced the suspension Monday, one day after Rondo received two technical fouls and was ejected late in the third quarter of Boston’s 96-81 loss at the Detroit Pistons.
Rondo was upset that a foul wasn’t called with about 3:00 left in the quarter and tossed the ball at referee Sean Wright. He followed that with a verbal barrage directed at Wright and was ejected from a game for the first time in his professional career.
Rondo will miss Monday night’s game at Dallas and Wednesday’s matchup with Oklahoma City.
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Probably could have let it go. Lived t fight another play, Could have erred on the side of caution. Strolled the path of least resistance, but some guys don’t go quietly into the night. Some guys keep their foot super-glued to the gas, because they never forget every play is BIG.
Speedy Rajon Rondo suffered a right wrist injury after landing awkwardly absorbing a flagrant foul in the third-quarter against Toronto. Keeping him out of the final 15 minutes of a 96-73 win over the Raptors at TD Garden.
“It’s day-to-day. We’ll see how I feel [Thursday],” Rondo said. “I took a couple of Advil and I’m sure I’ll be OK.”
The pills will keep his swelling dow, while that cool hat he has on will keep his swag up. Expect to see him Thursday.
Dear Celtics, trading Rajon Rondo would possibly be worst idea ever. Taking him away from a mix that includes Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett is on par with trading Tom Brady away from the Patriots (who I hate) and he just won’t look right in a non-Boston jersey. Why? Cause he’s a Celtic dammit, that’s why.