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Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

Posted on: February 20, 2012 12:44 pm
Edited on: February 20, 2012 5:15 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver 

Chucking the basketball at the chest of an NBA referee while angrily disputing a call: It's one of those things that you just can't do without hearing from the NBA league office.

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was ejected from a Sunday night game against the Pistons in Detroit for throwing the basketball at referee Sean Wright after he did not receive a foul call on a drive to the basket. The ejection -- prompted by two back-to-back technical fouls -- came in the third quarter of a 96-81 loss to the Pistons.

The NBA announced on Monday that Rondo would be suspended for two games without pay for "throwing a ball at an official and striking him in the chest."

Rondo will serve his suspension during road games against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday and Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. He will be available again after the All-Star break, during a Feb. 28 game against the Cavaliers in Cleveland.

The no-call that incensed Rondo involved a hard drive into the middle of Detroit's defense that ended with Pistons center Greg Monroe contacting Rondo as he fell. Monroe's knee and leg hit a falling Rondo as he attempted to contest Rondo's shot. Contact was clearly made and Rondo lay on the ground after absording the blow, but no foul was assessed.

CSNNE.com reports that the ejection is "under review" by the league office.

In March 2011, Phoenix Suns point guard Aaron Brooks was suspended one game for throwing the ball at an official. In January 2012, Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors was fined $25,000 but not issued a suspension after being ejected for throwing the ball towards the opponent's bench.

Here's video of Rajon Rondo getting ejected after tossing the ball at an official via YouTube user CyberChicken181


Comments

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:28 am
 

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

It is kind of good Rondo has a couple days off though.  This will give him time to finish crying in the corner of the shower.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:48 am
 

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

@CarlitosDK - Can't do what? Underhand the ball back to the ref? That was hardly a toss with ANY velocity and the HARD FOUL was obviously missed since the ref's are blind, deaf, & very dumb apparently. What a joke! This is one of the reasons why the NBA game is crap.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:45 am
 

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

nba refs are too stuck up, to be fair the nba should start banning them games after missed & wrong calls


dlopez711
Since: Feb 11, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:04 am
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Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:46 am
 

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

YES 2 GAMES....WHY....Because this is the second time he's tossed a ball at an official. 



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:40 am
 

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

That is nothing short of ridiculous.  Suspended at all?  I hate the Celtics and he should not have even left the game.  When I listened to it on sportscenter this morning I thought he threw it at him hard with both hands.  He doesn't even throw it with any force.  A grown man should be catching that pass not leaving his hands in the air all pompous while he knows the ball is coming.  Secondly; he called no foul there????  Somebody should be suspended for sure but not Rondo...the Ref should have a seat while he regains his vision.



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:38 am
 

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

Wow that was not cool. Even if the refs make a bad call there is no reason to be an @@##$%$%%



Since: Mar 21, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:36 am
 

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

Really? Two game supension over that? ( and I'm a Laker fan!) Looked more like a frustrated one handed toss than the maliscious act described in the article. The guys pretty much knocked him down and squashed him right in front of this inept ref. If you ask me, that was a fairly mild reaction considering. Yje front office has Zero tolerance for players.....and way too much tolerance for bad officiating. 



Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:31 am
 

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games for ref ball toss

 the ref should have caught the ball!!!!!     it was just tossed towards him!!   LOL


TallCuteAbbie
Since: Feb 21, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:03 am
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