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NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Posted on: November 2, 2009 9:49 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2009 11:19 pm
 
NEW YORK -- The NBA is reviewing a confrontation between point guards Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul after Sunday night's game between the Celtics and Hornets, CBSSports.com has learned.

Each player got a technical foul after a tussle under the basket, then they exchanged words after the final buzzer and had to be separated. Paul made an unsuccessful attempt to finish the discussion with Rondo in the Celtics' locker room afterward. Boston won 97-87.

Hornets coach Byron Scott said before his team faced the Knicks Monday night that he hadn't addressed the matter with Paul and didn't believe he was out of line.

"The only thing I heard Chris say after the game as we were walking off was, 'He's going to respect me as a man,'" Scott said. "I don't know what Rondo said, but obviously Chris took exception to it. But I didn't ask him about it or really think much about it after that."

Each player could be subject to a fine, depending on the league office's ruling.

UPDATE: After the Hornets lost to the Knicks 117-111, Paul wouldn't discuss what Rondo said to him that made him so irate. "That’s over and done with," he said. As for the league's decision to review the matter, Paul said, "I’ll wait until somebody says something to me. First I heard of that."

There's a chance Paul could be the subject of a league disciplinary review for the second straight game. During a scramble for a loose ball Monday night, Paul got tangled up with the Knicks' Al Harrington, who got up rubbing his head as though Paul had punched him. Replays showed Paul at one point flailing his arms, but Paul said afterward he didn't throw any punches. Harrington said his head had collided with Paul's knee.

“He didn’t punch," Harrington said. "When I dove, his knee . . . my head hit his knee. He might have slipped a couple of jabs in there, but it didn’t affect me. I fight in the summer so it’s all good. ... It was nothing. It’s nothing anybody should review or anything like that.”
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Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2009 9:14 pm
 

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Actually rondo lookes jacked while paul looks normal sized. Besides you know rondo can fight, he tossed hinrich in the playoffs and he has dunked on jason maxiel so rondo is tough. Id take rondo in a fight over paul just personal opinion.
I really dont think this should be investigated who cares its just two young competitive guys who got alittle amped up during a game let it go nba this is dumb.


kae-blaze
Since: Oct 30, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2009 8:24 pm
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Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2009 7:46 pm
 

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Rondo needs to wear a cup to the next Hornets/Celtics game.  Paul likes the low blows.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2009 7:03 pm
 

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Chris Paul is a jealous puke now that Rondo has a WC ring already and he is on a crap team going nowhere fast. PUNK

When Paul acts like a man he will get respected as a man. Right now he is a frustrated young dude that knows the Hornets are going anywhere. He will be out of Charlotte as soon as he can.



Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2009 6:24 pm
 

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

why have either of you seen paul fight?


Touch My Body
Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2009 6:15 pm
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Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2009 12:38 pm
 

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Rondo better be careful with Paul, or Paul will lay him out.


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