Danny Ainge announced today on an interview with WEEI’s “The Big Show” that point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for two games by the NBA following and altercation with Kris Humphires of the Brooklyn Nets last night. Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett on the way to the basket, and Rondo pushed Humphries in retaliation. A brawl ensued as the action spilled into the stands. Rondo will miss games against Portland at home and the Bucks and Milwaukee. The league as not released any information regarding whether Humphries will face any kind of punishment, but one would assume that this would be the case. Gerald Wallace and Kevin Garnett could also be fined.
This suspension seems rather lenient given Rondo’s history with the league. If you remember, Rondo received a two game suspension last year for throwing a ball at an official during a game in Detroit. He also received a one game suspension for bumping a referee in Game 1 of Boston’s first round playoff series with Atlanta.