WALTHAM, Mass. — Rajon Rondo was mostly subdued on the day after his dust-up with Kris Humphries, but he did crack one smile.
Rondo, who spoke with an NBA representative about an hour before practice began on Thursday afternoon, was asked if he worried that he might be issued a longer suspension or fine in light of two earlier ejections for run-ins with officials. In the league’s eyes, that could make Rondo a repeat offender.
“Did you say ‘repeat offender’?” Rondo replied. “Is this a trial?”
Actually, it sort of was. Rondo is more or less on trial as the league weighs further discipline for the incident late in the first half of Wednesday’s game, when a tussle spilled into the stands and Rondo, Humphries and Gerald Wallace were ejected. If the Celtics’ practice facility had been a courtroom, Rondo might have been described as having no remorse.
Rondo was unapologetic about his reaction to the foul by Humphries, which sent Kevin Garnett to the floor and drew a personal foul and a tec...