Ron's explanation is so bizarre that I think there's more to it.
What if its true that there's something going on between Ron and JO.
Ron did declare himself to be the team's best player/ MVP over the summer. Some of us were concerned about that at the time while others pooh-pooh'ed it.
If that's the case, I'm equally disappointed in JO. And you all know I'm a big fan of JO. He's the unquestioned team leader and overall best and most important player. As the leader, and for the sake of the team, he can't overreact to the inappropriate things Ron says and does - even if it does bother him personally. And he can't let an incident like this drag the team down to Ron's level.
JO isn't mature 100% of the time, but I do expect maturity 'beyond his years' from him because he's shown that fairly reguarly.