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Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries ejected after altercation spills into the stands (VIDEO)

Nov 28, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT

Late in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game in Boston between the Celtics and the Nets, Kris Humphries committed a hard foul on Kevin Garnett, with the Nets leading by 16 points at the time.

Rajon Rondo took exception to the contact, a hit that landed above the shoulders and knocked Garnett to the ground. Rondo immediately engaged with Humphries, initiating a melee that extended off the floor and a couple of rows deep into the stands.

When all was said and done, Rondo and Humphries were ejected, as was Gerald Wallace, who received his second technical foul of the night for his involvement. Garnett also received a technical foul, but was allowed to remain in the game.

This was 100 percent on Rondo, and he can expect a suspension to come down from the league office for instigating this entire thing. It’ll be at least one game, but multiple games would be appropriate considering the unwarranted attack on Humphries for what wasn’t even a flagrant foul that he committed against one of Rondo’s teammates.

One other interesting note to pass along, and that’s the fact that Rondo’s much-celebrated assists streak — the one that was getting him close to breaking the all-time record for consecutive games with 10 assists or more held by Magic Johnson — is now finished. Rondo had recorded three assists in 18 first-half minutes, but that’ll be all for him on this night.

  1. ajsjr40 - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    The assist streak is like the RedSox sellout streak. Who cares. All that matters is winning not foolish streaks.

  2. jayzus - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Good thing Kris Humphries isn’t 6 inches smaller or Garnet would have beat him up!!

    • jjordannba - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:11 PM

      That makes no sense

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM

        Yes it does. KG likes to beat up on guys smaller than him.

    • jjordannba - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM

      No, KG messes with everyone. Name a few small guys he’s messed with and I’ll name just as many big guys.

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

        I know he WON’T mess with Ant Peeler ever again.

      • kinggw - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

        How about you name a big guy other than Tim Duncan. KG only got in Duncan’s face because he knew he would never retaliate. KG is a pseudo-tough guy.

      • pantsfreezone - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM

        KG is a little girl. He mumbles obscenities and pouts but he wouldn’t mess with Pekovic, David West nor Udonis Haslem because he would end up on his butt on national television.

      • jjordannba - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM

        I can name plenty of other big guys that KG has messed with besides Duncan.

      • bozosforall - Nov 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

        You haven’t named one yet, moron.

      • jjordannba - Nov 29, 2012 at 5:04 PM

        Bozo your the biggest moron on these boards, if you want the names of big guys KG has messed with here’s the list for you: Aldridge, Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard, Al Jefferson, Blake Griffin,Andray Blatche, Deandre Jordan, Charlie Villanova, Channing Frye, Lebron James and more.

    • badintent - Nov 28, 2012 at 11:14 PM

      Yeah, Kevin’s real name is “Chippy” like street punk “chippy” fouls his entire career. He got smackdown hard by a guy that got owned by Kim K. That’s so low you can see the San Bernardino Mts. through the stank yellow smog that is LA. Garnett wouldn’t last 1 minute with Anthony Mason or Charles Oakley. But he can have Kim make a sex tape with him for a consolation prize.She’s sonnin his little head.Sucker MC.

  3. lemfax - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    TWO Record streaks ended tonight.

    Wizards losing record & rondo’s 10+assist

  4. rockthered1286 - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Napoleon Syndrome.

  5. savvybynature - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Still looking for the hard foul. If I took exception every time I was fouled that hard or harder, I would have hardly ever made it through a game back in Cincy.

  6. sabatimus - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Whatever you do, don’t listen to the audio. There isn’t a bigger homer in all of sports (except perhaps Hawk Harrelson). Not only didn’t Humphries hit him in the face (it was the shoulder), Rondo goes on to be a total punk and the announcer acts like it’s a good thing.

  7. dirtyjerseysports - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Id take Reggie Evans vs the whole Celtics team and half the Garden crowd.

    • scalfor3 - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      Reggie Evans is a clown.

      • kinggw - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

        Perhaps, but you would never say that to his face.

      • cmehustle - Nov 29, 2012 at 7:30 AM

        I would never say that to anyone of their faces. Im 5’10”. But did you watch Evans out there? Dude is our most rugged player, and I am extremely happy we picked him up.

  8. charlutes - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Brett, you’re soft.

  9. lemfax - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Two streak records ended tonight

  10. heathater4lifeson - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    My hate for rondo and Garnett just keeps growing

  11. doublezero74 - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Nets are nothing but punks and thugs. Reflective of their community I guess. The kicker is the live at the foul line. Reggie Evans should be in jail

    • jjordannba - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM

      What has Reggie Evans ever done that would say he is a criminal, you’re an idiot

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:22 PM

      Their community is full of limpwrists and hipsters.

      But they are indeed clowns, flop artists and wannabe tough guys, I will say that.

      • lakerdownunder - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM

        Limpwrists and hipsters???

        What is this? 1920?

      • bozosforall - Nov 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

        Yes, Boston is full of limpwrists. Married to each other in many cases, too.

    • lakerdownunder - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM

      “Reflective of their community” WTF???

      You think that might be just a SLIGHT (and ridiculous) generalisation of all of Brooklyn….

    • cmehustle - Nov 29, 2012 at 7:32 AM

      Yea absolutely, punks and thugs. Lol not basketball players. Your name fits you to a tee buddy.

  12. doublezero74 - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Garnett was up in the air and Humphries took an extra shot. Rondo should have chilled out but Humphries was the instigator. KG was just playing ball

    • thebigcaptain2011 - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:05 PM

      Have you ever seen Garnett play? Ever? Just Youtube him. He’s the biggest instigator of this generation in basketball.

      • scalfor3 - Nov 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM

        that’s not relevant to this individual play. KG (for once) didn’t really do anything to instigate anything here. That was 100% Rondo

  13. breesus504 - Nov 28, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    That announcer should be suspended too for encouraging behavior like that. There was no reason for Rondo to behave like that.

    • scalfor3 - Nov 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM

      That’s Tommy Heinsohn, your crazy drunk uncle. You have to just let him ramble on but never take him too seriously

      • badintent - Nov 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM

        Tommy drinking ? Drunk ? Sipping Paddys ? Not the same guy that got throw off CBS college hoops for saying that Louisville ‘s team had a total IQ of 50 ? Not that Tommy ! Nahhhhhhh ! Must be some other Tommy from Belfast.

  14. imforbigblue - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    I’m a UK fan and follow all old UK fans in the NBA and Rondo is my least fav he’s a punk!

  15. drewdatwit84 - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Rondo. What a moody little hoe. I’m surprised it took THIS long for someone to check him… and Garnett is such a poser! I’m so glad someone finally confronted his soft/fake/actress ass… I’d pay good money to watch his face get smashed in.

  16. bozosforall - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Ron-ho is a crybaby, just like the Puh C’s fan base.

  17. tigershark49 - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Of course, Kevin Garnett is at the perimeter of the melee where it is nice and safe.
    LOL @KG

    • scalfor3 - Nov 28, 2012 at 11:16 PM

      He tries to get to the middle but Wallace comes in from behind and goes after him before he can get to Rondo (Although I will give you that Rondo was the clear instigator). I get why KG has the reputation he does, but lets actually look at this play objectively.

      • bozosforall - Nov 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM

        Garnett is a Puh C.

      • scalfor3 - Nov 29, 2012 at 1:13 AM

        i still can’t get over how juvenile saying “puh C” sounds. that’s some legit 5th grade sh*t there

      • teamobijuan - Nov 29, 2012 at 9:19 AM

        Don’t be such a wussy, scalfor.

      • scalfor3 - Nov 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM

        Hahah I’m not I think the term “Puh C” is hilarious actually. The best part is that bozos was a Boston hating troll for a while before he came up with it, then clearly was so impressed by the brilliance of “Puh C” that it became his go-to insult.

  18. livingsacrifice86 - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Rondo is a punk

  19. lakerluver - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    I love Rondo. He’d look great in PURPLE AND GOLD! What’s up with the C’s letting a senior citizen go off for 17 on them?! Stackdaddy hasn’t scored that many points in 3 years!! And he’s “almost” as old as paulhargis53yearsold!!

    • albertmn - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      You better start petitioning Stern to change the roster size before he steps down. If every player you want to see in purple and gold (or, guarantee will be in purple and gold), they are going to need a 40 man roster.

      • badintent - Nov 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM

        Lakerluver and lakedownunder are the same dude. Paul53 has the goods on that stuff.

      • bozosforall - Nov 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM

        The only thing that Ped53 has the goods on are your little dingleberries.

  20. drubeatz - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Boston is a bunch of sour losers. Nets are taking over the east.

  21. ebrownwareagle - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM


    REALLY!! How did you come to that conclusion, or was a mere play on the skin color. Just a question.
    And to every one else…. What exactly makes them thugs?

  22. trevormcnamara - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Does not matter to me because nets won but Rondo is turning into a total a-hole and should be suspended 3 games possibly. It barely was a foul but Rondo makes it look like Humphries must have punched Garnett by the way he is acting about the foul.

    • blueintown - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM

      Turning into an a-hole? Were you watching three years ago when he felt compelled to throw Kirk Hinrich into the scorers table for no apparent reason? It’s a shame, he’s a damn good player. His game doesn’t get the respect it deserves. This is why.

      • scalfor3 - Nov 28, 2012 at 11:18 PM

        Rondo’s always been an a-hole. It’s definitely a part of why he’s successful..

      • blueintown - Nov 29, 2012 at 9:41 AM

        How, pray tell, does being an a-hole make one successful at playing basketball?

  23. drubeatz - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Looks to me like Humphries was just protecting himself from a bunch of bullies. I’m not trying to condone fighting but I like how Wallace stepped up and backed his teammate.

  24. canehouse - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Rondo is reckless and Garnett is a mere wanna-be goon… what a joke those two are. Sadly if “Ronda” just played the game he is one of the best in the league… he gets rattled to easy.

  25. drubeatz - Nov 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Evans is the man. He’s a beast on the boards. Hard work always pays off. Reminds me of Dennis Rodman. Great pickup!

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