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Rajon Rondo suspended one game for berating official

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Mexico City just won't go away.

The NBA announced today that Kings guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for one-game for berating an official during the Kings-Celtics game in Mexico City on December 3rd.  Rondo was ejected from that game midway through the third quarter.

The official NBA press release claims that Rondo directed a "derogatory and offensive term" towards the official and also did not leave the court in a timely manner upon being ejected.  That may very well be the case, but it's a bit surprising that it took the league this long to levy a punishment on Rondo.  It's been over a week since this happened and the Kings have played four games since then.  The NBA definitely knew what Rondo said and did soon after that game ended, and you would hope that in the future a punishment would come in a more timely fashion.

Rondo will serve his suspension on Tuesday when the Kings face the Houston Rockets at home.  It will be the first game Rondo has missed this season.  Darren Collison will likely start at PG in his place.