Rajon Rondo Went to Mexico During His Two-Game Suspension

by December 04, 2012

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is a fiercely loyal teammate, who will evidently come to the defense of his squad no matter the circumstances. Rondo is also very clever when it comes to maximizing his time away from the court — Rajon said that he went to Mexico when the NBA suspended him for a pair of games. Per the Boston Globe: “You figured Rajon Rondo wouldn’t return from his two-game suspension contrite or apologetic, and he didn’t. Rondo spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since being suspended for fighting with Brooklyn’s Kris Humphries last Wednesday, and he offered little remorse. Rondo is eligible to return Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, The Celtics went 1-1 in his absence. ‘I wanted to be out there with my teammates but, obviously, a two-game suspension … like I said, I was glued in front of the TV,’ said Rondo, who told reporters he went to Mexico during the break. ‘Hopefully I don’t feel too winded tomorrow. I think I’ve been off for about a week now. We’ll see tomorrow.’ […] When asked if there was a lesson to be learned from his third suspension in nine months, he flatly said: ‘No.’ Rondo did say he missed being around his teammates. ‘It was difficult,’ he said, ‘I love being around the guys. I love coming into practice and being around them on the team plane, but I had to miss that for a couple of days. But other than that, everything is back to normal.'”