Bill Kennedy ejects Rajon Rondo

NBA ref Bill Kennedy came out of the closet a few days after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo called him a gay slur during a game.

The incident occurred during a game between Rondo's current team, the Sacramento Kings, and his former team, the Boston Celtics, in Mexico City on Dec. 3.

Kennedy ejected Rondo from the game for staring at him. Rondo had to be physically restrained when he tried to confront Kennedy on the court.

The NBA released a statement announcing Rondo's one day suspension, saying Rondo was suspended for “directing a derogatory and offensive term towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner upon his ejection.”

The NBA's statement described what Rondo said to Kennedy before heading to the locker room:

“You’re a mother****ing faggot. You’re a f***ing faggot, Billy,” he allegedly said.

Another referee, Bennie Adams, didn't hear the gay slur but he “affirmed that Rondo aggressively pursued referee Bill Kennedy and had to be restrained by teammates and escorted off the floor by Sacramento team security.”

In his statement to Yahoo Sports on Sunday, Kennedy said, “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.”

  • MzFutureLCSW

    I do not see his lips even moving....................................................

  • Milani

    ...

  • Shantonda

    hmmm... his face lets you know he said SOMETHING, but this video isn't much. where are the boundaries with ppl tho..

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Former lovers quarrel?

  • iWasteTime

    Morning Roses !

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Or the agenda trying to make the ref look like a victim?

  • free

    but how do YOU know, rondo?

  • Too Many Colors

    Rondo is and has always been about that cuss out life. This nigga done cussed out damn near every coach he done ever had. ? How he be looking too.

    All the way back to Tubby Smith at Ken-fuky. He done got suspended for going the entire fugg OWF on Rick Carlisle during a timeout (classic!) when he played for Dallas. And Doc Rivers caught that cuss down too in Boston from this same cat. All of that to say? Faggot ass ref can get it too. ??He has zero fux allocated.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Not Kenfuky??? Bwahahahahaha! ?????

  • Mela Reign

    Did he whisper it? Or let me guess he wrote it on paper and slid it across the fricken court! Based on this clip it doesn't appear that he said anything. That Ref wanted to come out of the closet, room, and kitchen a long time ago! Man go somewhere and sitcho arse down! Lmbo GM everyone, happy Tuesday!

  • Mela Reign

    Right!

  • free

    i can just tell that mofo said something under his breath. i think the clip caught it afterward.

  • Buttercup

    Good morning love!

  • SpillyNillie

    Morning!

  • Buttercup

    With all do respect, Mr. Kennedy, no one cares that you like to travel on the Hershey Highway.

  • SpillyNillie

    Off Topic: Can we PLEASE discuss Amina and Peter. She can't be that damn dumb!!

  • free

    when you're cursing your mother under your breath...but she heard you.

  • Shantonda

    its reality tv, ppl know its not ALL 100% real right? lol or i hope so

  • Too Many Colors

    I hate them. Omg.?. So tso SEW much. Two teams I hate in college basketball. Wildcats of Ken-fuky and the Blue Devils of Duke. I told my dude no more college basketball on tonight. He answers? Duke is on tho? I just turned it? What channel YOU got it on?

    Nigga! Didn't I jest SAY ain't NO basketball ON??

  • iWasteTime

    Chile!
    When that niggah got off the same damn elevator, I passed the phuck out!! They in the same damn building and Tara on the higher floor!!!!

  • Buttercup

    Stranger things have happened. A dude moved his side piece in with he and his main under the guise that his side piece was his cousin. It's like everyone on town knew what was going on except the main.

  • iWasteTime

    Amina know what it was....lolol
    I phucks with Tara though, she told Amina early what it was ...lol
    Then showed her

  • Buttercup

    She certainly did. I guess Amina let the title of wife let her guard down.

  • SpillyNillie

    So this is happening in real life??? Look, when my grandmother's bf died. My uncle wanted her to move in with him, she said no sir. Two women can't live in one house together. Someone will maintain control or gain control. And this was my grandmother and her DIL and even she knew better! And it had nothing to do with sex!!

  • Shantonda

    i cant watch these shows anymore, they make my stomach hurt LOL smh

  • SpillyNillie

    Exactly, Amina knew what it was but still allowed this mess to go on....where is her self worth?

  • Mela Reign

    KMSL!!!! Lord the repercussions of that is horrific.

  • Too Many Colors

    Behind her overbite

  • JJ

    He could've mumbled something I guess other Ref say he heard something just not a slur. But umm why would he refer to him as Billy if this were true. That's pretty informal which makes my spidey senses tingle. Are gay Billy and Rajon friends off court or something like? If I'm introduced to a coworker, boss, business associate or whatever named Bill I don't just start calling him Billy out the blue unless we're cool like that. I'm fishing here but maybe this was to special friends having a tiff and one decided to get the other kicked out outta revenge and nastiness. Why was Rajon perusing this man in a fit of rage so much? I've seen players scream at refs even approach them but then they let it go...he didn't seem to be able to which makes me think it's deeper than just player vs. Ref.

  • SpillyNillie

    And underneath her tongue

  • Too Many Colors

    Behind that heart on her throak

  • iWasteTime

    The episode when she took the license out her bra, Tara said AND!! lmao! Showed her at every level what her #petty looks like!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    JUST LIKE A QUEEN...IDC IF THAT'S NOT PC. IF YOU'RE SECURE IN SELF THEN WHY YOU MAD?

    MORNING! BREAKTHROUGHS ARE ON THE HORIZON...HAVE YOU CLAIMED YOURS?

  • sunni_daze

    Name calling is the norm in sports and has been forever. I guess dude just felt the need to jump out the closet.

  • SpillyNillie

    Everywhere but in the forefront

  • Buttercup

    That was the scene I had in mine. She thought she was doing something, "I'm his wife!" Giiiirl, that dyck for everybody.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    RONDO IS THAT NINJA! NO FILTER AND NO FUX. ONE HUNNIT! -BIRDMAN VOICE-

  • SpillyNillie

    As if he treated her as such. He treated Tara more like a wife and Amina like the side chic. So Tara hit it on the head with that AND??

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I'M A U. MEMPHIS ALUMNA...I HATE KEN-FUKY WITH A PASSION. AND THANK YOU FOR A NEW TERM TO VERBALLY DISPLAY MY DISGUST. -HUGS-

  • Shantonda

    what society finds as normal tho is starting to have no boundaries... disrespect is becoming normal smh

  • SummerBaby

    So did he know he was gay or did he call him a gay slur & the ref just happened to be gay. ?

  • Bella

    You know you a bad muthafugger when you cuss out Doc Rivers. Damn.

  • Shantonda

    im gonna say he knew bc it seemed like it lol

  • iWasteTime

    I howled!!! I luh ya

  • Buttercup

    Your grandmother was a woman of wisdom. It's our animalistic instinct for their to be an alpha female. Some women are so dyckmatized, they can't see what's right in front of them.

  • Too Many Colors

    NBA as a whole has referred to Bill Kennedy as "Billy" far back as I can remember. He is a well known ref. Not personal at all.

    Story from 2009. He is called Billy on repeat.

    Referees union critical of NBA for fine
    3/20/2009

  • iWasteTime

    he knew cause he called him Billy at the end and it might be a loves spat ....lmao!
    jking

  • Too Many Colors

    I luh ya byke

  • SummerBaby

    My coworker baby father moved another broad in with them. He eventually had two kids with the other woman. One year they all took holiday pics ?

  • sunni_daze

    I agree there, but if you've ever seen men playing sports and get hype or in their feeling this is what they do and have been doing for years. People have become to sensitve and weak always crying and complaining.

  • Too Many Colors

    You welcome?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ....

  • SpillyNillie

    You're right Butter, but Amina took it to a new level. Amina Butterfly and Peter Gunz...WTH...that was destined not to work. Butterflies and guns don't mix DUH!

  • SpillyNillie

    Guuuuhhhhh...let me go to my meeting!!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This can't be life ?

  • Buttercup

    All kinds of trash talking goes on on the court, on the field, and in the dugout. Straight dudes get called all kinds of pussies, hoes, and bitches. It's just the way the cookie crumbles.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    WHAT??? What was his reason?

  • SummerBaby

    My coworker eventually left him. It took her a long time to finally do it tho.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You can't be serious

    ........

  • SpillyNillie

    His reason? Chile what was her reason?

  • SummerBaby

    I don't even remember his reason. He's a dog azz dude. The type that would outright disrespect & put his hands on her. I couldn't stand him.

  • Buttercup

    For some folks it is. I just know that my baby-of-the-family-only-girl-child-in-my-household self ain't feeling it. I've been a fool for a guy before, but I have a limit.

  • Buttercup

    LMBO. Did they coordinate their red and black sweaters?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Did she get rid of the holiday photos too?

  • SummerBaby

    True story. She's a black women whale technically biracial ?

  • Shantonda

    yeah im aware of the way they do during sports, IJS that doesn't make it okay to be real life offensive. bc even then, men end up getting in fights over words. slurs or not. some things were never okay no matter who said it when lol. men can be sensitive, period lol tho they try to say otherwise, they show and prove.

  • Buttercup

    OMG! And I think she's talented. She could do SEW much better than Peter.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! Good point!

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    This guy is losing a couple of pay checks because he couldn't keep his mouth shut! # Homophobe

  • SummerBaby

    I don't know, but now that other woman also works for the same company & my coworker had to train her. ?

  • Bella

    It ain't tricking if you got it. ?

  • SummerBaby

    Yes they had on red ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You have GOT to be kidding!!! I would have found another job with the quickness!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    WHAT!!!!!! ??????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Newpost

  • SummerBaby

    They both have two kids each for him.

  • Buttercup

    WTF? My first thought was that I would've had to let my manager know that I wouldn't be able, but shoot...she took family pictures with the lady. make sure your sister-wive is good, girl!

  • Genia Gouch

    i didn't even know people still use the "F" word..it's so 1980

  • sunni_daze

    Men today are sensitive to much estrogen in the food. They whine and cry more than women. So its really hard to gage when they are becoming soft as silk.

  • Buttercup

    The fuggery. You are killing me this morning.

  • Mela Reign

    Well if he said it, and openly knew that this Ref is gay I smell trouble, trouble trouble. I was going off the clip and it didn't seem like he said anything but if he did that's definitely not nice.

  • Canary Red™

    "All the way back to Tubby Smith at Ken-fuky"
    HEY HEY HEY _ LOL_ I bleed blue!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!
    And what you know about Tubby Smith - YOUR ENTIRE post just gave me LIFE!!!!!!!!!

  • Canary Red™

    I know GD wrong that LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Canary Red™

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not the Hershey highway LOL! ***dead***

  • Too Many Colors

    I am a straight Basketball HEAD. College pacifically. Know about Tubby. His less than mediocore college playing sons. Saul played for him. Tubby Junya at Georgia. Who plays for GA? Fuggin nobody.??

    No sleep for me til Brooklyn. ..which equals April after NCAA finals.

  • SandrasNewFave

    Ain't no way! She playing the fool at home & in the workplace. I would draw the line and choose a place to call my own, which would probably be work since she could have the nucca.

  • Shantonda
  • JJ

    I'll go with he knew just because apparently he refers to Bill as Billy which leads me to believe they're at least friendly off court of have mutual friends.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    BC: All kinds of trash talking goes on on the court, on the field, and in the dugout.

    That may be true but you never ever insult a ref or an umpire.

    Watch how many players and managers in baseball are ejected when they get in umpires'' faces

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's obvious there's some history between Rondo and Kennedy. That stare Rondo gave Kennedy tells us everything we need to know.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    My post clearly states that "Kennedy ejected Rondo from the game for staring at him." Then he had to be physically restrained, at which point he called Kennedy a "faggot" before heading to the locker room. The video only shows Rondo staring at Kennedy.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The video only shows Rondo staring at the ref. That's why I pointed out that he was ejected for staring at him. This video blew up on social media last week. Sports fans couldn't understand why a ref ejected a player just for staring. Now we know there was some sexual tension between the 2 of them. I knew there was more to this story.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Girl, they truly believe that scripted garbage is real.

  • Shantonda

    yeah it does look that way huh... something was def up

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There are 2 different incidents. The first incident occurred when the ref ejected Rondo just for staring at him. Then Rondo pursued the ref and called him a gay slur. I should have posted the 2nd video.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He called him "Billy." He knew he was gay.

  • 100milesperhour

    LOL, you're a mess. That looked like an intimidation stare, not a do me baby look.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Pahahahahaha??????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There are 2 separate incidents. In the first incident Rondo was ejected just for staring at the ref. Thats why Rondo went clean AWF and called him a gay slur. The ref was in his feelings. You don't eject a player from a game for staring at you.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The fact of the matter is staring is not covered in the NBA rule book under infractions. So to eject a player from a game just for staring is rather odd. But now we find out the ref is gay. So that explains everything.

  • Shantonda

    and i don't understand why!! these shows drive me crazy, i cant watch them anymore. the story lines are getting painfully and OBVIOUSLY desperate... they just make almost any parties involved look extremely stupid! Late 90's babies soap operas.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They film these shows in one month. There is no way ALL that drama happens in one month.

  • Shantonda

    it might... with all of those ppl tho lol doubt it. but you know they put ppl in certain situations for incidents to occur... so that coupled with a nice little (desperately juiced) script is what we get lol.

  • Xsjado

    Lol

  • Sincerity7

    OK - but why did the ref use this as his platform to come out of the closet? Rondo shouldn't have said the slur regardless (if that's what happened) due to the sensitive nature of today's society.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    He's a butt hurt queen. All Rondo did was look at him! LOL his lil feelings got hurt quick.

  • PhenomenalWomanThatIsMe

    He didn't eject him for staring at him; he ejected him for a technical foul. Rondo didn't like that, so he stalked over to him and stared him down. The staring was in addition to what caused the ejection.

  • 100milesperhour

    Like somebody done seen somebody else naked? I can't.

  • Canary Red™

    Whose ur favorite team GD?

  • Mela Reign

    Oh okay and you're right! My question is what's really going with these two? Lol but seriously is there bad blood with them or something outside of the two incidents?

  • Noize4u

    He said nothing , I think that ref probably got rejected by dude smh

  • Mz.Capricorn

    @Summer. Thanks Summer! I did wake-up grumpy this morning.....but THIS!!! Let me thank GOD for MY peaceful & drama free life.

  • Mz.Capricorn

    @Butter. Ok we have ALL played the fool, but bih, not for long or to that extreme. I'm too petty, don't like to share, too bossy & will violently hurt a ninja playing games like that. #Endrant

  • SummerBaby

    I'm all about peace of mind. I don't do drama at all.

  • Sexy CJ

    Kennedy ejected Rondo from the game for staring at him. Rondo had to be physically restrained when he tried to confront Kennedy on the court,

    The NBA’s statement described what Rondo said to Kennedy before heading to the locker room:

    “You’re a mother****ing faggot. You’re a f***ing faggot, Billy"..........

  • maleorderside

    Top comment.

  • maleorderside

    Yup. But the some gays also treat it like their n word. I don't use it. I'm kind to everybody. :)

  • maleorderside

    We all have spats. They'll make it and then count all the money they make :(

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I'm not gone do this with you and auntie I promise I'm not rondo is one of my fav players been rocking with him since the Celtics

  • maleorderside

    As a man. I'm offended. I'm going to go cry now.

  • sunni_daze

    Passes kleenex

  • Renee26

    Staring and walking up on him like he wanted to do something...ummm hmm he did it

  • Renee26

    Thank You!

  • Buttercup

    We are >>>>>here<<<<<

  • T3

    How you get ejected for staring though???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Going to receive that. Thank you kindly.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile...

    "Clickety clack", said the teeth.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I HAVE ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE!

  • Sexy CJ

    ***************

  • 88

    The Ref was actin like a bish.

  • 88

    It's usually obvious.

  • TheRealLee

    Many players have beef with some referees. They all know each other well. Joey Crawford is considered the scourge in the NBA. While it's probably a hate / hate relationship with all these guys, Rondo obviously knows Kennedy and decided to go personal.

  • IntroSpective

    Preach ?

  • IntroSpective

    He's always had a bad temper, even with the Celtics..he needs to grow up.

  • JustCoastWitHa

    yea, somebody's salad was definitely tossed

  • Genia Gouch

    lol...i love it. Thank you for being a kind human we need more like you

  • Fendi

    "So tso SEW..." ?

  • Traci404

    on ESPN they have more video.
    He originally got called for a Foul. Which Hot Head Rondo, did not agree with.
    He got Ejected for his language, and once ejected did not leave the floor in a timely manner.
    He needs to get put out of the NBA. This is his 3rd team where his Attitude eclipsed his playing ability.
    It's not worth the headache.

  • Traci404

    The NBA is a small community.
    and you never go after a Referee like this. EVER!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Rondo was ejected for just staring at the ref. He didn't say a word until after he was ejected. Here's a video that explains it better. He was already ejected when he called the ref a gay slur. Watch the video. Rondo walks up to him, doesn't say a word, just stares at him. The ref blows his whistle, makes the sign with his hands to indicate a technical foul, then he points toward the locker room. That means he is ejecting Rondo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ9LuGqhiJk

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Here's a video of another ref, Joey Crawford, ejecting Tim Duncan just for laughing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2SYIrUnf5Y

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Because it's along the lines of intimidation.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSS. You better say it.

  • T3

    I figured that would be what they said

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Well, it IS his queendom, so...

  • Traci404

    according to NESN

    The Sacramento Kings point guard, facing his former team, the Boston Celtics, for the first time in a Kings uniform, picked up two quick technical fouls and was ejected from the game midway through the third quarter.

    It all started when Rondo didn’t agree with a foul call on Sacramento big man DeMarcus Cousins and had some choice words for referee Bill Kennedy. Kennedy hit Rondo with a technical foul, and the 29-year-old wasn’t too pleased with this development. Rondo walked over to Kennedy to give him a mean stare down, and apparently that was enough for the referee to pull the trigger and toss him.

    Read more at: http://nesn.com/2015/12/rajon-rondo-stares-down-ref-after-technical-foul-gets-ejected-videos/

  • Traci404

    As I said in a previous post, Rondo is a disrespectful HOT HEAD...
    not his 1st time getting tossed from a game for an over zealous interaction with a Ref.
    Rondo got tossed for getting in a Ref's face and then bumping into him in 2012.
    the next year, Booted from the Celtics for having an "attitude problem" cancerous to the team
    Last year, benched for going off on his Coach in Dallas last year (behavior detrimental to the team)
    Now on the new team, still acting like a Diva.
    He should have gotten a lot more games on this suspension. The words he used were vile and hateful.