Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle get in shouting match (Video)
Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle got into a shouting match during the third quarter of Tuesday’s Mavericks-Raptors game after the Mavs point guard ignored the coach’s instructions for a timeout.
Carlisle could be seen and heard yelling to Rondo to call a timeout as he was bringing the ball up the court. Rondo ignored the coach, who walked out onto the court to get the timeout.
Carlisle was yelling at Rondo, who appeared to cuss back in response.
If you look at the way Rondo’s lips were positioned, it’s not hard to guess what word came out next:
Rondo, who was traded to the Mavs in December, did not re-enter the game after that. Carlisle of course was asked after the game about the incident and downplayed it publicly.
Rick Carlisle described his shouting match with Rajon Rondo as a "difference of opinion." Declined to say if benching was disciplinary.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 25, 2015
Rondo’s behavior should not at all come as a surprise — just look at what the Celtics owner said about him.