Rajon Rondo is one of the smartest player’s in the NBA. His mind is always racing, trying to find an edge. That basketball intelligence helped him become a star.
But this a perfect example of him occasionally being too smart for his own good.
Rondo was assessed a (retroactive) technical foul for throwing his towel to distract a free-throw shooter last year. So, Rondo tried to be clever during the Lakers’ loss to the Timberwolves last night. Instead of throwing his towel straight into the air as Taj Gibson shot a free throw, Rondo threw it to a ball boy.
The refs did not appreciate the distinction.