Injured Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was forced to deny claims he fabricated how he broke his left hand.
Rondo underwent surgery on Friday after slipping in the shower the previous night, however the 28-year-old - who is out of contract at season's end - was rumoured to have sustained the injury at a trampoline park.
The four-time NBA All-Star clarified the state of play at the Celtics' media day on Monday, as he begins a layoff of up to two months.
"Am I under investigation?" Rondo joked.
"Certain falls happen and you slip, and I slipped and tried to catch my hand. It wasn't like a banana [peel] slip.
"I actually almost caught myself. I landed on my knuckle on the windowsill in my home. That's what happened."
He added, of his family trip to the trampoline park: "I didn't jump that day.
"I just let my kids play and run off some steam. It was a school night, so I wanted to go [for] about 45 minutes.
"People were really nice there; they let me in for free - that was good.
"That night, I went home and that's when the incident happened. It didn't happen at all at the trampoline place."
Rondo said while he was initially frustrated at sustaining a broken bone in such matter-of-fact circumstances, he had made his peace with it.
"The frustration was that day [Thursday], but the last couple days, I've been fine," he said.
"I've been pretty positive. I think for what I went through with my ACL, this is nothing [in comparison].
"I'm still looking forward to the season. I have high hopes."
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he empathised with Rondo's injury, having suffered a similar fate in recent months.
"What makes this story even more unique was, this summer, I was in Vegas and I was staying at the Wynn hotel. I came out of the shower and slipped and smashed my head," Ainge said.
"I had to go to the emergency room and get my head glued. I spent the night at the emergency room. I guess it's not so shocking to me that that's possible.
"Talking to our medical staff, it's an injury that does happen when you land. It's not like a hitting injury, or a hitting a wall injury, or something like that.
"It's an injury that usually happens in the third metacarpal. I wasn't certain it was exactly what happened, but I went to visit with Rondo at his home the other day. I had no reason to not believe Rajon."