You knew this was coming. LA Lakers Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul have all be suspended for their part in an on-court brawl.
If you missed it (plus hilarious commentary):
It all went down, and was thoroughly discussed on Twitter, during LeBron James’ home debut as a Laker on Saturday night (Oct. 20).
Ingram has been suspended 4 games, Rondo 3 games and CP3 will be off for 2 games, all without pay.
Per the NBA:
Ingram has been suspended for aggressively returning to and escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction of Paul, confronting a game official in a hostile manner, and instigating the overall incident by shoving Rockets guard James Harden. Rondo has been suspended for instigating a physical altercation with, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at, Paul. Paul has been suspended for poking at and making contact with the face of Rondo, and throwing multiple punches at him.
Rondo disputes that he spit on Paul, maintaining that he couldn’t have done so since he was wearing his mouthpiece.
Needless to say, the conspiracy theories and debates are ongoing.