The NBA suspended Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul along with the Los Angeles Lakers' Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram on Sunday. Tensions appeared to ease as Ingram was escorted away by his teammates. But after the fourth quarter's saliva-launching, eye-poking, punch-throwing fracas, Kiedis got a little too passionate in support of his hometown team. Just stand there and get spit on and then take a punch in the face and then say, 'well that's OK?' That doesn't make any sense to me. Rondo and Paul were ejected, while Ingram received a personal foul and two technicals on the play, resulting in his fouling out. The league has not made any announcements yet. Moments later, Houston PG, Chris Paul and Lakers PG Rajon Rondo began trading punches. That led to the Rondo-Paul fight, which Ingram also involved himself in after getting whistled for a technical over the Harden shove. Hopefully they get things right and come down harder on Ingram and Rondo and give Paul a lighter suspension.
James, who stepped in to help break up the melee, said he did not see what caused the brawl, which the Rockets said started when Rondo spit in Paul's face.
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Ingram and Rondo will start their suspensions Monday night when the Lakers host the San Antonio Spurs. Punches were thrown, so chances are Paul will be suspended and held out of at least tonight's game against the Clippers.
The fight could leave with both teams without key rotation players due to suspension. Houston won 124-115, spoiling the Lakers' home debut for LeBron James. And believe me, four games is a lot. He called Rondo's spitting "pretty disgusting".
Paul and Rondo have been adversaries before, going back to 2009 when Paul played for New Orleans and Rondo was with Boston. "I have seen it go 10-15 games before - I was the culprit of that years ago".