LeBron James made his home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night, scoring 24 points in an atmosphere he called "electric", but King James' thunder got blown away late by a multiplayer brawl, reports CBS News.
The Rockets are a few months removed from reaching Game 7 of the Western Conference finals, and they've added Anthony to their attack.
Of course, Rondo will claim that he didn't mean to spit on Paul.
VanDeWeghe said Ingram's punishment could have been worse had his punch connected, but the league was satisfied with the punishment it handed out. The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James signed with the Lakers three months ago after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to four straight NBA final appearances, including their first championship in 2016. This, apparently, got the Chili Peppers singer pretty damn red-hot, and he gave Paul an earful when the player was led past Kiedis' seat. You watch the film, you watch the spit - you understand maybe he gets one (-game suspension). "Rondo has been suspended for instigating a physical altercation with, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at, Paul. That doesn't seem to be right". The video appears to conclusively show saliva coming out of Rondo's mouth, Paul flinching and putting his hand to his face, before he shoved Rondo's face, to which Rondo replied with a punch.
"What is he supposed to do?"
Rondo threw a punch at Paul after Paul poked a finger into his face.
"I don't know, I might rest him (on a) back-to-back", D'Antoni said.
Now we await suspensions, which likely will come later Sunday since the Rockets play the Clippers on the same Staples Center floor. Not in sports, in the streets, that's blatant disrespect. Paul will miss two games. "I think that we had a clear view that, however you want to interpret it, that there was a spitting in Chris Paul's direction". Ingram was initially at the center of the dispute, and was hit with the longest suspension. "A hundred percent that I was wrong for my teammates, but I also stepped up for my teammates and that is what I'm going to do 10 times out of 10".