Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has told the media to keep out of his business.
Rondo decided to celebrate his birthday rather than cheer on his teammates against the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena last Saturday.
The 28-year-old was given permission to miss the game - but did not tell Celtics head coach Brad Stevens that he was going to be staying in Los Angeles.
Boston Celtics star Rondo, who returned to action in January after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, has since hit back at his critics.
Rondo, speaking to Slam Online, said on missing the the Celtics' 105-98 defeat against the Kings: “I haven’t really read much about it. I heard a lot of comments. Nobody knows the stories.
"You guys keep making up every story that you possibly can.
“It’s my business. It’s not yours.”
The Celtics' top brass are said to unhappy with Rondo for choosing to celebrate his 28th birthday in Los Angeles.
Reports suggest Rondo could be fined over the course of the week by Celtics general manager Danny Ainge.
Rondo, who claimed 11 assists in the Celtics' most recent game against the Atlanta Hawks, is likely to feature against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.