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Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo didn’t shake hands after Game 7 (Video)

The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 101-88 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday, and there was plenty of respect exchanged between the teams after the game. Well, except for the two Celtics who skipped out early.

Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo left the floor before the game ended and could be seen walking through the tunnel to their locker room, just like Paul Pierce did during Game 2. Coach Doc Rivers had subbed out his starters in the final minute when it was clear the team would not manage a comeback, and neither player stuck around to exchange handshakes and hugs like the rest of the team.

KG and Rondo are known as two of the more competitive players in the league, so it’s no surprise that they would be ticked off after seeing their season end. Still, it’s proper sportsmanship to congratulate the opposing team when you have been outplayed. LeBron James learned that lesson the hard way when he was criticized for walking off the floor after losing to the Magic in 2009.



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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/QXLI7N5ULHCF7I6UNEZSNEGYZA P

    Find something more important to write about. This is not worth anybody’s time. You’re just a typical douchebag sports writer who seeks to create controversy when none exists.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TOW5DOGRYGKOUXGU3U3TNXF6Y4 Eddy

    KG and Rhonda are the worst players. Big Bully and very physical play who do not have sportmanship in their team. They are illiterate and no manners and big cowards to show their face.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z5H37NYVUESKB6SK6EBUDW2CTA sptsoffl

    Laughable…Sportsmanship & shaking hands…. geeesh….Did the Reffs stick around & shake hands… Did Commish. David Stern come down to pass out Runner-up 2nd place Eastern Conf. Ribbons….Do they Shake hands after the World Series at Home Plate….Clueless Article… looking to stir up crap over Nothing

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O3GR6SPU7PYMGHKZXJ2CGEOSBE Adam

    How can you call them illiterate? That’s calling them out of character! That says a lot about you. As for them being crybabies, Dwayne Wade cried the whole series like a baby, trying to get calls from the ref, and he showed me that he is a dirty player in that series with Indiana when he ran into Collison with a body block and he wasn’t even making a play on the ball on that fastbreak. That’s the same play that the guy from the Hornets did to Blake Griffith, and he got suspended for 2 games. Why didn’t the suspend Wade? So, he doesn’t deserve any sportsmanship, or anyone to congratulate him. That to me,right there is a “coward” move when you do something like that when things don’t go your way!

  • Anonymous

    It’s the truth fool!  KJ and Hondo shuld be criticized for this.  Lebron was why the double standard THEY ARE BOTH PUNKS

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree expecially that Hondo punk

  • Anonymous

    You are an idiot!  They should be criticized!  Lebron was
    Get a life MORON

  • Anonymous

    Shut up MORON

  • Anonymous

    Eat dirt you illiterate FOOL,  kiss DWades azzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://twitter.com/clucas0000 cedric lucas

    That is what you do after any sport It’s respest for the and game.

  • Anonymous

    The Heat were too busy givin’ high 5’s to the refs for calling another ridiculous, biased game.  Stern had this one fixed all along.

  • Tony Albano

    typical, calls went both ways, alot not called, alot called, Boston has been and always will be the worst winers in the history of sports, Miami won, no matter what, those guys should have stuck around,they didn’t, bunch of sore loser’s.

  • Anonymous

    KG is the dirtiest player in the league, that has allways been a fact, he cries so much on everyplay, pierce is the next crybabay, they deserve to loose.  they have no sportmanship , they are thugs, have fun watching the finals, boston, u dint belong there, if all the other teams dint have season ending injuries you woulnd be there anyway. ( chicago, orlando ) by the way VANGUNDY TERRIBLE ANNOUNCER, HE WAS ALL FOR BOSTON.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000604238213 Brad Justice

    your a moron queen james with all the whining a the b.s. show when he came to miami even IF his ego gets outa the way and he wins a ring he`ll never be a fair player real coward there

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000604238213 Brad Justice

    truth hurts assh#le

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SQ3CEGW32AEGGM6SJ3D4UY5AKU E B

    Why should the Heat welcome a sore loser’s hand shake?.  Any ways, the biased media only has criticism reserved for LeBron.  But when will they learn it’s only fuel for the LeBron and the Heat.  Keep it coming Heater haters.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O3GR6SPU7PYMGHKZXJ2CGEOSBE Adam

     First of all, you don’t know me to call me out of my name, so i suggest you end that right there! I am a “TRUE” CELTIC fan, but even if they weren’t in the finals, that was a bullshit play by wade whether you like it or not. You don’t cry to the refs, and then body block somebody because you can’t make a play on the ball! I think LeBron is a great player, but wade is gone after this year if they don’t win the championship! You noticed I didn’t capitalize wade’s name. That’s because I’m not going to respect anyone who cries the way he does, and think they can turn around and do a dirty play! ENJOY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amanda.j.gaskins Amanda J Gaskins

    I don’t blame them i would have to knowing the nba had this game fixed for the heat to win it they showed their hand when they put the shirt up for sale on their website before game 7 was even played!!!!

  • Denall Thornton

    I agree about the double standards regarding this issue If the Heat would have loss and LeBron who have done that the fall out would have been the lead on ESPN and every talking head would have some negative comments. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RXOXJYP7NRLTMRYO67D7DJOL3Q Master

    stupid P….. it’s call Sportmanship…. looks like you don’t have any either…..

  • Anonymous

    The refs were bad, IN BOSTON’S favor!!! D-Wade did complain to much but nowhere near as much as Boston’s little 4! The series was rigged, it should have been a sweep but they want the money for 7 games! Oh yeah, Lebron gets fouled EVERY time he goes to the hoop and gets about 10 percent of the calls!

  • Anonymous

    KG, IS A CLASSLESS PERSON

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FITICVWRQV4L7DRL6YBEQ34PVQ Damon

    how do you know handshakes didnt happen after a shower and press interviews or phone calls wernt made lol. Some of these comments sound and are stupid and as classless as the incident your talking about.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHDGFNRCB246UOPZ6PO6FRWN7A andrew

    When happen your team did not make it to the Finals again waaaaaaaa

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHDGFNRCB246UOPZ6PO6FRWN7A andrew

    If Wade had showed up for the series the Heat would won in four.

  • http://Facebook.com/ThaBiGGDoGG ThaBiGGDoGG

    Rondo should be kicked out of the NBA for wearing his NBA head ban like that. David Stern warned him about that because he used to have the NBA logo upside down.  Now he wears it inside out.

    Rondo has NO RESPECT for the NBA LEAGUE.  He is a PUNK BITCH THUG.  People complain about what Ron Artest does, but players invoke him.  Rondo doesn’t deserve to play in the NBA.

    The Celtics have ALWAYS been crybabies.  It goes way back to Kevin McHale.

  • Anonymous

    SHUT UP!!!!!!!

  • Dwoyne Montgomery

    they not crybabys they mad cause they didnt make it to the finals so just shut up they try so dont get mad and make a scene over this stop thing and the heats could of lose but o well they try harder next season

  • ThePeopleVsWstar2k12

    they left with atleast 14 seconds left….rondo was clearly pissed as he tried to throw a towel over the camera but missed…irony? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AQKP3TE5U6FN4M4USPJYEY3BCA Martin Minasyan

     the nba is a freakin JOKE.  its turned in2 watered down, womens league.  they didnt wana have a veteran smart minded agressive hardnosed team in the finals and rather have todays WHORE generation pleasing cunt miami team.  simple as that.  the jews play their cards right to please todays wheezxy/drake listining to society.  the officiating was worse than 2006 finals lmao.

  • http://twitter.com/Gf0urce Gforce

    sure there retard.

  • http://twitter.com/Gf0urce Gforce

    i hope your opinion was the same when Lebron didnt shake hands in Cleveland days.

  • http://twitter.com/Gf0urce Gforce

    i agree with this comment… it was definitely fixed. No way the celtics should have even  won one game.

  • http://twitter.com/Gf0urce Gforce

    I dont get how you can not respect wade, but respect a team full of crybabies…minus Ray Ray.

  • Anonymous

    Damn dude, you got issues. I guess the NBA is so “watered down” even you could start huh? And what’s with the Jew connection.

  • Anonymous

    You do know that both teams have gear printed with them as champions before the winner has been decided, right? They do it in ALL sports, when the winner is announced the losers shirts are sent overseas. I watched every game of this series and it’s on the Celtics for not closing it out in Boston, the refs called bad calls against both teams. OKC in 5!!!

  • Anonymous

    You are INSANE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/WendyTepp wendy tepp

    LeBron James is the epitome of sportsmanship.  He represents all that is right in the world of sports competition, he is an outstanding athlete.  Many times a lesser man would have engaged in physical combat ( knocking the s***) out of some of those jerks from many teams.  The nonsense he has to put up with.  He carried Miami to the finals.  Now he’ll have to put up with Westbrook’s antics, and more criticisim from fools!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OOSX5YU2J4L6FJLGIZGMR4XBZM Brian

    so if you think so strongly that the game was fixed because they put the shirt up for sale on their website before game 7, well!! then that means the game was fixed for dallas when terry went ahead and and tattoed the championship trophy on his arm. be fair with your anology

  • Anonymous

    I also didn’t see KG pound his chest like a big man walking off the court.  And as for Rondo, that rhymes with Hondo, but no way.  Rondo won’t be half the conversation next year.  He is what you call a loud mouth punk flash in the pan.  He acts like he is one of the superstars but he ain’t.  Boston was the Big 3 and 1/2 pint.

  • Anonymous

    The NBA is watered down.  Too many kids leaving college with a basket ball jones.  What the hell does a Freshman from college know about professional basketball.  You may be able to shoot etc, but you don’t know how to act.  Like these 3 month wonders that take a little school and want to avoid apprenticeships to make the big money.  They should not be allowed to enter the NBA without a college degree.  That might clean up the stupid tatoos and 10 or 12 average of father less kids.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z6OQUZ6NB3UGTVDCHKU5EJDFUI Iszaia Cordero

    saa