Rajon Rondo is in trouble after deciding not to travel with the Boston Celtics to Sacramento for the team's road game against the Kings Saturday.
The Celtics captain chose instead to stay behind in LA, where the Celtics had been playing last week, without first obtaining official permission to do so.
Rondo was apparently not likely to play against the Kings, but with sources claiming he stayed in LA to celebrate his birthday in style, the move has irked some fans.
And, it seems, also the Celtics President of basketball operations Danny Ainge:
"I play on talking to Rondo when he gets back into town.
"I'll find out more about what went into it, and then we'll handle it internally. We handle all of those kind of issues internally," he told the Boston Herald Monday.
Rondo meanwhile refused to be drawn into a debate about his weekend absence when speaking to reporters before the Celtics' 110-98 loss to the Utah Jazz Monday night:
"We already talked about it. There's nothing to talk about," the four-time All-Star explained.
The likely outcome for Rondo will be a warning from the franchise, although he could be handed a fine should those in charge feel his actions warrant such a punishment.
One source told the Herald that he had felt obliged to stay in LA over the weekend because of birthday plans made by his wife and kids who had travelled to the city too.
But surely as the captain of the team, he should have but his professional duty first, even if he wasn't set to take to the court?