Originally written on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The day after the Celtics vs Heat game, I wrote that Rondo needed to grow up, and end the petulant behavior that has almost become his trademark. Then I read that Wade called it a 'punk play.' That's fine, and I would have agreed with him. But these two have a history, and Wade may have only gotten what he has been giving.Turns out, Rondo has been on the receiving end of a few hard fouls from D-Wade. Roll the tape.From the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 2.Honestly, I can't tell if Wade actually made contact or Rondo was acting. So, let's call that a draw. And here's this clip from the 2011 playoffs. Now, that was a takedown of WWE proportions. Actually, probably worse, because it wasn't scripted. You can actually see Rondo's elbow bend the wrong way.So, in hindsight, maybe I was wrong to say Rondo was a punk, even if Wade did. Maybe Wade deserved what he got. Rondo did attempt to pull up and hold him, which is more than we can say for Wade's trip. The commentators say it looked like he may have slipped. You don't kick your leg out like that because you're slipping. It was a dirty play, bar none. Wade should be glad he stayed on his feet.Whatever, I'm just mad they don't play again until January 23, 2013. Maybe we can work in a televised scrimmage?
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