Benching Rondo would make it even tougher for the Celtics, whose bench has already been deprived by injuries, to win Saturday. But where do you draw the line? Just because his presence on the court is vital to giving the Celtics a chance to win, does that mean the league should overlook his actions in last night's game?
After watching the replay, it seems obvious -- this is clearly more of an egregious display of unsportsmanlike conduct than Dwight Howard's errant elbow the other night -- the same one that sentenced him to watching his team and live blogging about it instead of playing. Rondo was charged with a flagrant foul and Hinrich was charged with a technical, but neither were ejected from the game.
And yet, Rondo's gotten away with another flagrant foul in this series when he fish-hooked Brad Miller. After reviewing the play, league officials somehow determined that because Rondo didn't wind up, he was going for the ball. Perhaps these same league officials are due for a makeup call?
Check out the replay and tell us what you think: