When Rajon Rondo got into an ugly physical altercation with Chris Paul, during his Houston Rockets stint. There were many who threw shades at the former point guard, particularly after knowing Rondo threw punches onto the face of CP3. The list of critics included ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith, who wanted to truly be honest about his feeling to the former Lakers guard, but he wasn’t going to take none of it.
It was revealed after the altercation of Rondo and Paul, that Stephen A. Smith was brutally disrespected by the former Laker. Moreover, the analysts felt that Rondo should have been suspended for more games, displayed his lack of maturity being a known veteran in the league.
Rajon Rondo insulted Stephen A. Smith in Lakers’ locker room
Win Andrew Joseph wrote a column on the same incident and even revealed the exact and precise words of Stephen A. Smith.
“As an aside, I just wanted, if you don’t mind, I just wanted to deviate away from this particular subject. I wanted to start off the show saying something — when I was in the Lakers locker room last night, Mr. Rondo directed a very disrespectful comment my way. He didn’t say it by name. I was standing right next to him.
“I just kept my head down because out of respect to the Los Angeles Lakers as an organization, I didn’t want to make a scene. So, I just left it at that. I just want Rondo to know I know that. Number 1. And Number 2 — I stand by my proclamation that he deserved a 15-game suspension for spitting in the face of Chris Paul.
And last but not least, I just want to say out of respect for him, I would remind him … I never said anything about why he left Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Sacramento, it goes on and on. I’ll just leave it at that.
“Anytime he wants to have a big man conversation, I’m more than willing to have a conversation because I do respect him.”