During the final minute of Sunday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks, Rajon Rondo, the Celtics’ star point guard, landed himself in hot water when he “chest bumped” the back of referee Marc Davis, apparently in objection to a foul call on one of his teammates.
Rondo’s chest bump, which he says was an accident, got him ejected from the game. To make matters worse for Rondo and the Celtics, the “accident” may even see him suspended, which could have a huge impact on the Celtics going into game 2 of the playoffs.
“I’m always worried, but I would be surprised if that happens,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of Rondo’s possible suspension. “I thought Rondo was walking toward Marc, and Marc turned back toward him, and that’s when Rondo bumped him. That’s all it was, in my opinion. But we’ll see.”
Rondo says that he was upset about the referee’s call, but he didn’t mean to walk into Davis.
“Obviously I was upset about the call and I said some words to Marc. I deserved the first tech,” Rondo said. “As I was walking, I thought he stopped. My momentum carried me into him. I even think I tripped on his foot.”
You can watch Sunday night’s “incident” between Rajon Rondo and Marc Davis for yourself directly below.
Do you think Rajon Rondo deserves to be suspended, or was the chest bump clearly an accident?