Update: Rondo has been fined $25K for the incident.
Not one to sit idle as his team fell behind, Rondo appeared to try to trip Jae Crowder from his seat on the Bulls’ bench.
Did Rondo try to trip Jae Crowder from the bench? pic.twitter.com/njCRgTFOLo
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 21, 2017
After the game, Rondo said he was just stretching a stiff leg.
Rondo explains: “When you tear an ACL, your leg gets stiff every once in a while. I had to stretch it out.” 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/5XjT3RPMKa
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 22, 2017
While his foot never touched Crowder, it’s possible Rondo faces some sort of punishment from the League.