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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, 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.”

Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 10:16 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

You do mean that the Hornets are in New Orleans today and the Bobcats are in Charlotte. The Hornets left Charlotte in 2002 and their first season in New Orleans was 2002-2003

Since: Oct 30, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2009 9:10 pm
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Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:50 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Rondo- 6 points, 3 reb, 10 assist, 4 TO,played 36 mintues against Paul
Paul- 22 points 3, reb, 8 assist, 2 steals, 2 TO played 37 mintues against Rondo

Stats speaks for its self 

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:41 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Kobe wasn't drafted by the Lakers.

PLEASE DON'T REMIND HORNETS FANS...  and SoBo Celts... at least someone is making sense of this... I believe how he stepped up after Garnett was gone, and in the playoffs, he could be a guy they build around, but the fact is he isn't that guy and that is why he has the chip on his shoulder.  But he would gladly take that chip and win another championship or two with Garnett and company... and as I said Paul would do the game, he'd love to win a championship instead of "being" noted as the best PG... he doesn't care about individual awards.  Two years ago when he came in 2nd for MVP, he didn't even want the Hornets pushing it, but took it as it came because it got fans to come in... he's a great team guy and I hope they build around him and get players to win a championship (being a Hornets fan) that is obviously what  I want... ha ha

Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:27 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Any point guard would look good playing with pierce, allen, and garrnett. The only reason he looks good is nobodys worried about him. Their worried about stopping the big 3. Top 3, your crazy. Maybe top 10. Maybe. Take away the big three and he's nothing.

Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:20 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

I wish Paul would've layed Rondo out. Rondo is one of the dirtiest players in the league. Somebody needs to put him in his place.I would like to see someone take care of K.G too. I can't stand his big mouth. Hopefully, its someone about half of his size.

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:38 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

The Hornets play in New Orleans not Charlotte.

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2009 3:58 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Top 5 point guard dont give me that steve nash bull he is still getting better and is one of the toughest players you can watch. I dont care who would win in a fight but to everyone saying rondo sucks you dont know what a good point guard is. Also either you have never played basketball or you were the guy guy on the team who thinks that the best player on a team is the one who always scores by constantly shooting... Im saying this because look at the stats since thats what you all care about; 1) 51% shooting from the field last year   2) Averaged around 8 to 9 assists last year     3) Look at the rebounds in the playoffs for the 6'1 pg  4) Triple Doubles in the playoffs last year WITHOUT KG BY THE WAY
So if you say hes useless without KG think againAlso learn the job of a point guard in basketball before you say he sucksLook at his weight and size compared to how tough he is before you say hes pussy

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2009 3:09 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Hmmm, let's see.  Put Chris Paul on the Celtics and what do you get?  Now, put Rajon Rondo on the Hornets and what do you get?

With KG, Pierce, Allen, and Rasheed all up in age, Boston better have a contigency plan for when their old bones start to wear down.  Because I'm going to guess the Rondo signing won't look as sweet when they all leave and he's there by himself. 

Rondo is lucky to be teamed with those great players.  And to shove a comment like he did back in Chris Paul's face was ridiculous.  Rondo just stole $55 million dollars from the Celtics, he should be making sure the Celtics don't realize their mistake.  Rondo has a ring because of KG, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce, not because of his play at the point. 

It's a shame this has what the NBA has become.

Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2009 2:23 pm

NBA reviewing Rondo-Paul incident (UPDATE)

Of course you will because your a homer. I guess that would make you a good fan but a bad GM.

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