It was the first time Rondo was ejected from a game this season.More news: Fox to also air NFL Draft, along with ESPN, NFL Network
None of it ended up mattering because the Cavaliers dealt Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline.
LeBron made it obvious he had moved on from Thomas being on the team after he knocked down a game victor and refused to celebrate with I.T., possibly knowing that he would be traded the next day. I don't know. There's nothing.
Thomas eventually relented and declined his planned honor from the Celtics to appease Pierce.More news: Dancing 'Kim Jong-un' Scares Korean Cheerleaders at Olympics
Thomas said it felt like Rondo was trying to get under his skin from the jump during Wednesday's game.
"At some point, as a human, if no one is going to protect me, I got to protect myself", he said. "For me to be ejected was uncalled for". "This isn't the Phoenix Suns". New Orleans moved to 31-26 on the season, and they're now holding down one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. And apparently he kept needling Thomas during the game with even more video comments. Per one report, Thomas said that Rondo was carried by the Big Three during the 2008 championship run. Both Nance Jr. and Clarkson have been long-time players in the Lakers and both grew their basketball career with the team. I'm the one that stopped the video tribute from happening because I wanted Paul Pierce to have his full night.
The Lakers acquired Thomas, along with veteran Channing Frye, at the trade deadline last week. He's gonna always have Paul Pierce's back, which is fine. Rondo was ejected from the game first, and Thomas got the boot shortly afterward. "What do we hang here?" "It was obvious [that it] continued to be brought up with what happened tonight". Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma was called for a foul after he thought he got a clean steal, after which he protested and got a technical foul.More news: An Unexploded World War II Bomb is Dragged Out to Sea
According to Thomas, Rondo mentioned the tribute video conundrum several times in the lead up to their ejection.