Former Boston Celtics star, Rajon Rondo, is wrongly being blamed for Kyrie Irving’s latest injury.
Former Boston Celtics star, Rajon Rondo, is taking a hit for allegedly re-injuring Kyrie Irvings’s jaw yesterday morning when Irving’s Nets took on the Lakers in exhibition. Even though some news feeds and tweets seem to indicate the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo caused the re-injury to Irving’s face, that may not be totally correct.
Closer analysis of “Kyrie Irving injury by Rajon Rondo” incident
— Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) October 10, 2019
An announcer in the video states, “He (Kyrie) leaned into Rondo’s shoulder” – which appears on close examination to be the case. Irving was wearing a protective mask at the time of the contact due to a previous facial injury. I ask the question, why was Irving even playing if the original injury made his jaw so vulnerable. I also ask why Rondo was made the villain once again by some.
to me it looks like as if Kyrie ran, couldn’t stop as you can see he slipped a little with his left foot, and then kinda of bumped into Rondo’s shoulder
— Brother Andrej (@BriGGySmaLLzb) October 10, 2019
Rondo is an intense competitor. He plays hard, and he plays to win. I had written previously about a #SpitGate incident where Rondo supposedly spit on Chris Paul. I proposed a Second-Spitter Theory implicating Carmelo Anthony, and even broached the “Inadvertent Flying Phlegm” idea. In the end, I chose the latter theory, releasing Rondo from further blame, at least by me. Anyone can produce a Spittle Surge while angered.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) October 21, 2018
So, once again Rondo is vindicated. He inflicted no harm, and we hope that Kyrie’s mishap is minor and he will be back in action very soon. We will simply label this incident as the Facial Farce and move on.
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