An emergency guard order was granted by the Jefferson County Family Court in Louisville on Friday against Rajan Rondo, two days after an allegation that an NBA player fired a gun and threatened a woman.
According to WDRB.com in Louisville, Rondo became “furious” after being told to stop playing video games with a child at her home so that the child could help with the laundry, according to information filed in the women’s court.
After the child stopped playing, Rondo tore down the video game from the wall, destroyed several items in the house and told the woman, “You are dead.”
Rondo allegedly returned home with a gun, claiming to have seen the children, but the woman did not allow him to return home. The children were “visibly disturbed and clearly afraid that Rajan was carrying a gun.”
The woman then phoned former interim Louisville Metro Police Chief Yvet Jentry, who is said to have arrived at the scene.
According to multiple media reports, a court order issued Friday against Rondo forbade him to go within 500 feet of women and children and prevented him from trying to contact her.
According to ESPN, an NBA spokesman said the league was investigating the incident and was “in the process of gathering more information.” Rondo representatives did not respond to requests for comment, ESPN reported.
Rondo, 36, has divided the current season between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 4.8 points, 4.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 39 games (one start).
A four-time All-Star, Rondo won the championship ring with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and the Lakers in 2020. He has a career-best 9.8 points, 7.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 957 games for Celtics, Dallas. , Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers and Cavaliers.
A native of Louisville, Rondo played at the University of Louisville before Boston selected him with the 21st overall pick in the 2006 draft.
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