On Tuesday night, Rajon Rondo did what he has done plenty of times when the Celtics dig themselves into a hole: will his team back into the game. The Boston All-Star led his squad to a 10-0 run to end the third quarter of Game 5 to cut Atlanta's 12-point lead to just two. Then he almost single-handedly won Game 5 when he stole an inbounds pass with 10 seconds remaining. But Al Horford's lockdown defense didn't let Rondo to get a shot off and the Hawks staved off elimination.
After the loss, Rondo went through the normal routine and thoroughly answered reporters' questions at his postgame press conference. Okay, moving on to Game 6 now, right?
Not unless you happen to be filming Rondo after the press conference.
While Rondo was standing in the hallway, he noticed a TNT cameraman filming him (after all, that's how we knew he was in the hallway). Rondo didn't appreciate being filmed at the time, walked up to the cameraman and told him off.
"How many times am I going to tell you?" he said angrily. "Quit filming me. I told you, quit filming me. Do not film me. I'm not doing an interview right now."
The cameraman responded by telling Rondo he wasn't interviewing him as the Celtics point guard walked away.
Of course, Charles Barkley thought he was just upset with the jacket he was wearing.