Rajon Rondo spoke to the media today, and was not apologetic for his action. He declared “I’m not a dirty player,” adding “I didn’t try to start a riot, I didn’t think it was more than jut a pushing war.
“I thought the play on Kevin was a malicious play,” Rondo said. ”I pushed Humphries. After that, it was a pushing war.”
Rondo was his usual stoic self when addressing the media, and there was a running theme to his comments:
“I know I have to be out there for my teammates, ” Rondo said. ”But I was trying to stick up for my teammates. I didn’t try to start a fight, I didn’t try to be a bully.”
He did admit to letting his emotions get the best of him, and said he spoke to the league about it this morning. So we’ll have to wait and see what the league says.
Personally, I didn’t think anyone involved deserved to be kicked out of the game. But I’m an old school guy, and this is not the old school NBA. I would have been happy to see a few techs called, and have everyone move on.