Players are acknowledged by their teams in clever ways at specific times during the season. One unique way to do so is to honor a player with his own bobblehead night. During that night teams pass out the mini figurines of a player to the fans.
The intention of the Chicago Bulls was to show appreciation by creating a Rajon Rondo bobblehead night on Jan 9. Something that was meant to bring a little excitement, however, turned sour for the 12-year point guard.
Russell Westbrook came to town to take on what was supposed to be a battle of the point guards but ended up more like a one-man show.
What transpired instead was an embarrassing and head shaking night.
Coach Fred Hoiberg sat Rondo for the entire night giving him a DNP-CD. He didn’t just miss out on the game but wasn’t even given a moment in garbage time for the fans to interact with him on his own night.
In fact, the only player who did not get a minute on the floor for the Bulls was Rondo.
He has been benched since serving his one-game suspension for a conflict with Bulls assistant coach Jim Boylan.
There may be some kind of trade in the works before the February deadline involving Rondo at this rate.
That is if any team wants to take a chance on him. You can check out his cool bobblehead below if you missed it.
It's Rajon Rondo bobblehead night at United Center. This might be his only moment out of warmup togs, though, vs. OKC. pic.twitter.com/IO1COFNvQW
— Steve Aschburner (@AschNBA) January 9, 2017