|Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM|
"The league thought it was a big deal. I don’t feel there was a need to have an investigation. I know Rodney and that particular time with that play, I actually went up to him and I made a joke, he laughed and in the midst, I did touch him and the league I guess reviewed it, the media blew it up, on SportsCenter or whatever and I served a one-game suspension.”
Rondo also went on, and said he's a repeat offender. Danny Ferry went to the league, and in return they fined his sorry ass. Why would a GM do that?? This wasn't a playoff game first of all. I could see that happening if your team lost a close game, but the Celtics had this regular season game in hand, and the call that the ref made was in favor of the Hawks, and that call was bogus first of all, and Rondo did what most NBA players do. The ref didn't give him a tech, so why is it that Rondo gets punished? I'm shocked the league fined Ferry.
Many feel like this was Rondo's fault, but come on. What really happened here? Rondo has deserved punishment in the past. Maybe not as harsh. But Rondo did what he did, and like I said most NBA players go up to a ref, and the same. Rondo went on to say he needs to adapt, and maybe that's not good enough. I don't want Rondo to be a tamed tiger.