Kris Humphries Says He’ll Get Along With Rajon Rondo Despite Last Year’s Fight

by July 16, 2013
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During Monday’s introductory press conference for three new Boston Celtics, forward Kris Humphries was asked by the media about his fight last season with Rajon Rondo, and what (if any) effect it will have on their relationship as teammates going forward. Humphries doesn’t seem concerned. Per CSNNE: “The Nov. 28 incident began in the second quarter with Humphries delivering a foul that sent Kevin Garnett tumbling to the floor. Moments later, Rondo was in Humphries face which is when the pushing match began that ultimately ended with Rondo and Humphries spilling into the front row of fans near the Celtics bench. Humphries, Rondo and Gerald Wallace (another new Celtic) were all ejected from the game for their roles in the incident. Rondo, considered the aggressor by league officials, was later suspended two games for his role while Wallace and Garnett were fined $35,000 and $25,000 respectively. Humphries did not receive any additional punishment beyond the initial ejection. While that November loss to the Nets may be fresh in the minds of some Celtics fans when they see Humphries, it remains to be seen if it’ll be an issue for Rondo. Humphries said he has not talked to Rondo since the trade. ‘But I think we’ll have a good relationship,’ Humphries said. ‘I think it happened within the game. You look at it, it really was nothing. The media tends to blow things out of proportion.’ However, Humphries has been around the league long enough to know that simply showing up in a Celtics jersey won’t cut it if wants his on-the-floor relationship with Rondo to work. ‘I think coming in, I have to do my part to earn his respect in terms of playing hard and contributing to the team and just go from there,’ Humphries said.”