BOSTON — Rajon Rondo is not one to mask his emotions, so he did not try to hide how perturbed he was when he was told Wednesday about the length of Carmelo Anthony‘s suspension.
As Rondo prepared to make his return from a one-game suspension for bumping a referee and then, in the league’s words, “failing to cooperate with a league investigation,” he was informed that the Knicks forward was also given a one-game suspension for confronting Kevin Garnett outside the locker room after the Celtics’ victory in New York on Monday.
“So that’s the same thing, huh?” Rondo said.
Before he and the Celtics dismissed the Suns 87-79, Rondo was far from in a chatty mood when he was asked to discuss his own suspension and the incidents in Manhattan. He was surprised to hear about a video that showed him trying to separate Garnett from Anthony, and insisted that his role was solely as a peacemaker.
“I didn’t want anything to happen to the big fella,” Rondo said. “I had my teammate’s back, but nobody