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Report: Doc Rivers tried to fight Rajon Rondo after Celtics point guard swore at him

Jun 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

Doc Rivers, Rajon Rondo

Most reports have said Doc Rivers might not want to return to the Celtics because he’s wary of rebuilding, but is there another factor?

Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops:

A source close to the Celtics tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo droopped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him before the fracas was broken up.

If this report is true, it puts a whole new spin on Rondo’s I’m-not-easy-to-coach comments.

But before passing judgment on the Rondo-Rivers relationship, much more context is needed.

  • When did this happen?
  • Whose perception of the incident is this?
  • How rare these altercations between people in such a competitive environment?
  • How did Rondo and Rivers respond afterward?

Until some of those questions are answered, it’s difficult to discern how meaningful this report is.

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