There is no question Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is an outstanding player but he really needs to contain his anger. In order for the Celtics to advance in the NBA playoffs the Celtics need Rondo on the court. Rondo has already been suspended in these playoffs for bumping an official.
Last night after the Celtics game 5 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Rondo had words with a camera man. Rondo was clearly not happy after game because he had the ball in his hands with seconds left to give the Celtics the win but Rondo turned the ball over and the Celtics didn’t get a shot off.
While Rondo was waiting to take the stand for his postgame media session, Rondo did not like a cameraman filming him. Here is what Rondo said to the cameraman.
“Listen — how many times I’mma tell you?” Rondo asks. “You are not filming me. I told you to quit filming. Do not film me. I’m not doing an interview right now. I just told you.”
Rondo really needs to control his emotions. I mean I don’t all the NBA players around the league attacking camera man. Rondo has been in the league for a while he should understand by now what the job of a camera man is. I mean just ignore like he is not even there.
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With under two game two go in game 1 Rondo let his emotions once again get the best of him. There was a scrabble for a loose ball with both teams going hard after the ball but the Celtics Brandon Bass was called for a foul something Rondo didn’t agree with. The officials gave Rondo an immediate technical for arguing the play, but Rondo continued to go on. Next thing you know Rondo chest bumped the official still arguing the call. That is a no no to make contact with an official. For that Rondo was ejected from the game and will be suspended for game 2. Bumping an official is an automatic 1 game suspension.
Earlier this season Rondo got 2 games for throwing a ball at a official. Rondo loss his cool in the third quarter with about three minutes left. Rondo drove the lane towards the basket and the Pistons Greg Monroe appears to foul him but no foul was called on the play. Right after this happened Rondo gave the official an earful but shortly after a deadball Rondo throws the ball at the official. There is no question this wasn’t an accident. The ball hit the ref in the chest.
Rondo needs to control his emotions better because when he is playing at his best he is one of the best point guards in the league. So far in the playoffs Rondo is averaging 17.5 points, 12.8 assists, 6.5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Not bad.
Maybe Rondo needs to take anger management classes this summer.