Sacramento Kings point guard Rajon Rondo was caught using very cruel gay slurs at official Bill Kennedy after getting ejected from a game on December 3rd against the Boston Celtics. Rondo apparently shouted “You’re a motherfucking faggot. You’re a fucking faggot, Billy.” before getting sent to the locker room.
Kennedy revealed that he is gay and proud of it. This makes Rondo’s tirade even more offensive. Kennedy said the following:
“I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man. I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that will send a message to young men and women in sports that you must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are.”
Rondo has been suspended for one game but many believe Adam Silver should be more strict to send a message this won’t be tolerated.
First big PR mistake of the Adam Silver era. 1 game = way too light, sends bad message. Stunningly awful by Rondo.https://t.co/98gfWQ02WK
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 14, 2015