Duane Munn

If Rajon Rondo Throws a Punch in the Woods…

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  • Duane Munn
  • April 29, 2009, 4:38 PM

UPDATE: Right after I posted this, someone emailed me with some additional comments. And they were so good, I decided to share. Take it away Mal!


"I believe Rajon Rondo, and not Dwight Howard, should have been suspended. Howard threw an elbow during a fight for a rebound. Rondo punched Brad Miller in the face on the game-tying layup. THE GAME-TYING LAYUP! Sounds really, really wrong to me."
-Malachi, Idaho 

And now, back to my regularly-scheduled post...

 Soooo… lemme get this straight.

Dwight Howard elbows Samuel Dalembert in/on/near the noggin following a scrap for a rebound during Tuesday’s 91-78 win by the Magic over the Sixers, and receives a one-game suspension for his troubles.

On the same day, near the end of Boston’s 106-104 win over Chicago, Rajon Rondo PUNCHES Brad Miller in the face during a layup attempt, opening a gash that would later require stitches...

And not only was Rondo NOT suspended… he wasn’t even assigned a flagrant foul!

Umm… since when has elbow to the head >>> punch to the face?

I don’t care how magnificently Derrick Rose and Rondo have played during Games 1-through-5. I don’t care how Rondo’s absence might affect the outcome of Games 6 and (if neccessary) 7. Heck, I wouldn’t care if Rose and Rondo had been handing out money the entire series.

Rondo threw a punch, disguised as a shot-block attempt. And he should be suspended for it. Or at the very least, hit with a flagrant foul. The end.

That Rondo hasn’t been suspended/flagrant'd up says to me the NBA is more concerned with wooing as many viewers as possible to this awesome series than they are with upholding league-wide rules. Rules that apparently apply to everyone else.


And by "nice," I mean, "THIS IS COMPLETELY BOGUS!"

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