The NBA season started off with a bang last night when the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat met in the season opener in Miami. The game had several eventful, including the Heat getting their 2012 rings, KG’s cold shoulder to Ray Allen and this moment between Dwayne Wade and Rajon Rondo.
With Miami in control of the game and seconds remaining, Wade drove to the hoop. Rondo clotheslined him while grabbing his neck. Rondo was called for a flagrant foul.
Following the game when asked about the foul, Wade responded according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, “I got my kids watching so I stopped myself but it was a punk play by him.” It definitely looked like Wade was close to retaliating at Rondo.
Wade also said of the incident, “I’m here to play basketball, man. If you want to do something else, then go do something else. Boxing, this is not it. I was glad I was able to stop myself in that very moment and move on from it. We’ll see next time we play.”
This rivalry is currently on simmer. However, the next time the two teams meet up is January, 27th in Boston, it may be boiling.