Watch: Did Rajon Rondo try to trip Jae Crowder?

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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Thursday he is eyeing a Nov. 17 return for Rajon Rondo as the guard recovers from a sports hernia injury.

Pelicans' Rajon Rondo expected to return from injury in mid-November

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Thursday he is eyeing a Nov. 17 return for Rajon Rondo as the guard recovers from a sports hernia injury.

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo, out indefinitely with a fractured thumb, can only sit on the bench and watch as the Bulls battle the Celtics in Game 3. Here he is on the bench early in the game, in his mauve suit, with an unhappy look on his face.




You would be unhappy, too, if you were 1) Unable to play in a key playoff game and 2) Had just hacked the arms off your stylish mauve suit to accomodate a cast. But late in the first quarter, after Celtics forward Jae Crowder hit a jumper and shared the news with the Bulls bench, Rajon Rondo lifted his leg as Crowder ran past.




Did Rondo have a cramp? Was he just stretching? Or, could it be that, as some observers suggested, he was possibly trying to trip Crowder? We certainly hope that's not the case. But you just know if this were Duke's Grayson Allen lifting his leg like that, there would already be calls for a congressional investigation.

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