To add insult to injury (almost literally), Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has been fined $25,000 by the NBA stemming from an incident in Game 3 that saw Rondo apparently try to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder.
Injured Bulls guard Rajon Rondo was fined $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench Friday.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) April 23, 2017
Here’s the play in question. You can determine for yourself whether that warranted a pretty heavy fine from the Association itself.
— 28JULIO (@__28julio) April 23, 2017
Rondo was on the bench for that game after suffering a thumb fracture back in Game 2. For his part, the enigmatic guard indicated that he always looks to stretch out his legs when on the bench during a game.
Game 3 saw Boston pull off its first win over the series, narrowing Chicago’s lead to 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Sunday. As it relates to Rondo, he’ll remain sidelined for this one.