During the Boston Celtics 87-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo discarded of Hornets guard Lance Stephenson with an elbow to the head. Flop or not? You be the judge:
Rondo spoke to Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe about the incident after the game.
Rondo on elbow to Stephenson: “He weighs about 60 more pounds than me. I don’t think I was that strong on that play to knock him down.”
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) December 11, 2014
Stephenson, a notorious flopper, apparently responded to Rondo’s hit with “a subtle punch to the face.” It’ll be interesting to see what transpires the next time these two teams meet up in Boston on January 5th.