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Rajon Rondo shows clear lack of respect for Dallas coach

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Rajon Rondo was once an NBA star in the making but now the point guard is causing havoc with the Dallas Mavericks.

Rondo was brought to Mavericks to create havoc, but they didn't have what unfolded on Tuesday night in mind when they traded for him.

With 8:10 left in the third quarter, Rondo was taking the ball out from his own end when his coach, Rick Carlisle, was clearly seen calling a play aloud for Rondo to hear.

Instead of listening to the words of his coach and going along with the play, Rondo completely ignored his coach.

Safe to say Rondo was made to regret the decision immediately when Carlisle decided to bench Rondo for the rest of the game, which the Mavericks ended up winning 99-92 over the Toronto Raptors. After the game, Carlisle had this to say about the incident, which can be SEEN ON THIS LINK.

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"Well, it's an emotional game, and we had a difference of opinion," Carlisle told ESPN. "There was an exchange, and then in my mind, it was over."

Rondo was in the locker room post-game and was seen talking with former Kentucky coach Tubby Smith, but when asked for comment by reporters he simply responded, "Discuss with Rick."

There will certainly be some interesting times ahead for Rondo and the Mavs, but completely disrespecting his coach on gameday is not something the point guard will be doing again if he wants to stay in Dallas. 

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