I guess the NBA did not believe Rondo’s explanation. Rajon Rondo was fined 25K for stretching, or excuse me, sticking out his foot as Jae Crowder was running past the Bulls’ bench on Friday.
Rondo gave this explanation on Friday:
“When you tear an ACL, your legs get stiff on you every once in a while. I stretched my leg out. I also do that throughout the game. I guess he was so deep into our bench, it looked maybe whatever may have happened.”
Rondo is out indefinitely after breaking his right thumb.