Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended again, with coach Doc Rivers wondering if it's as much for Rondo's reputation as the incident.
It was a conversation no one dared to interrupt. In the wake of the Wizards' 87-84 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday at Verizon Center, Nene and Kevin Seraphin sat huddled, their facial expressions offering just a hint of what the two big men were discussing.
For most people, finding out they have to work on Christmas Day isn't exactly the kind of present they want. For Shelvin Mack and Garrett Temple, it was the best gift of all.
Rajon Rondo lost his cool, and any chance at history, in the second quarter when Boston last met Brooklyn.
Kirk Cousins just wanted to say he's sorry. The Washington Redskins backup quarterback's phone filled up with messages after he replaced the injured Robert Griffin III and finished off Sunday's 31-28 overtime victory against the Baltimore Ravens.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was ejected in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Brooklyn when he shoved Kris Humphries after the Nets forward knocked Kevin Garnett to the ground with a hard foul.
With few exceptions, professional sports rarely contain the emotion and fervor normally associated with the college game. Aside from storied matchups like Lakers-Celtics, Cowboys-Redskins and Yankees-Red Sox, passion runs a lot cooler at the pay-for-play level.
The worst-kept secret in the NBA is that the stars get the calls. It's just one more factor weighing against the Washington Wizards, who entered Monday's game with the Indiana Pacers as the league's only winless team at 0-8.
Two games into the 2012-13 season, Chris Singleton wasn't sure what to think. In the Washington Wizards' opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Singleton played 17 minutes and had a pedestrian outing — four points, four rebounds and two assists.