Found January 11, 2013 on NESN.com:
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BOSTON — Rajon Rondo contends he does not like to miss games, which makes it more than a little confounding whenever he commits an on-court transgression that is sure to get him suspended. For a guy who prides himself on never taking a night off, getting into it with referees would seem to go against that goal. When Celtics coach Doc Rivers recently suggested that fines should replace unpaid suspensions, which not only punish the players themselves but the fans who paid to watch those players, Rondo therefore seconded the idea. He had more than slight self-interest in the matter, of course. “Fans come to see their favorite players, and I happen to be some fans’ favorite player,” Rondo said wryly before returning from his most recent suspension, which came after he bumped a referee in Atlanta and allegedly failed to cooperate with the NBA’s disciplinary procedure. Rondo’s tendency to approach each suspension with a flippant air rubs some of the old guard in Boston the wrong way. Nobo...
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