Last night, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo and Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries got into a shoving match that carried into the TD Garden crowd. In case you missed it, check it out below:
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics were bracing themselves for the possibility that point guard Rajon Rondo will be suspended by the league for his role in escalating a tussle that left three players ejected in Wednesday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
After Nets forward Kris Humphries delivered a foul that sent Kevin Garnett crashing hard to the floor, Rondo took exception and immediately confronted Humphries, delivering a two-handed shove. The two then got tangled, with Rondo the aggressor, and spilled into the stands beneath the basket in front of the Celtics’ bench as players and coaches from both teams rushed onto the court with security and team personnel trying to defuse the situation.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday morning he was preparing for guard Rondo being suspended for his role in the skirmish.
“I’m not going to get into what the commissioner is going to do or the league is going to do,” Rivers said in an interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI. “Could there be suspensions? Yeah there could be. There were no punches thrown. But the fact that it went into the stands usually means suspensions.”
Rivers said he hasn’t talked to Rondo yet about the incident but plans to Thursday.
“I told him I’d talk to him today,” Rivers said. “I’ve been around long enough to know everyone’s still emotional, including the coach (after it happens). After watching it, we’ll talk to him today.”
Rondo, Humphries, Wallace were ejected after fight! SMH…
After the game Humphries tweeted out this picture of the damage:
Kris tweets: “Anyone know where I can get a quick Tetanus shot in Boston? lockerz.com/s/265003890”