Even though he wasn't on the court on Friday night, Rajon Rondo was a major topic of conversation after Game 3 between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics.
He turned heads with an interesting fashion choice, then caught people's attention a second time by appearing to try to trip Boston's Jae Crowder on the sideline:
Rajon Rondo is sidelined with a thumb injury, but his legs seem to be working fine pic.twitter.com/RLukiBAFuC
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 22, 2017
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After the game, Rondo denied any malicious intent, blaming the motion on an old ACL injury:
Rondo on whether or not he tried to trip Crowder: "When you tear an ACL, your leg gets stiff every once in awhile. I had to stretch it out."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) April 22, 2017
Bulls' Rajon Rondo denies trying to trip Celtics' Jae Crowder from the bench: "When you tear an ACL, your leg gets stiff on you." pic.twitter.com/OAjkWXYLTK
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 22, 2017
Sure, Rondo. Whatever you say. Next, you'll try telling us you meant to wear a suit with short sleeves.
When your suit won't fit over your cast pic.twitter.com/umDWM5eIE5
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 21, 2017