Saturday night was supposed to be LeBron’s debut as a Laker in front of the home crowd. It instead became the game that Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul threw hands.
Rondo and CP3 threw hands in Lakers-Rockets brawl 😳 pic.twitter.com/Z0eWmxDdTH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 21, 2018
The NBA handed down multiple suspensions for the fight with Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo receiving the most games.
The NBA suspended Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (four games), guard Rajon Rondo (three games) and Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (two games), all without pay, for their roles in a fourth-quarter fight on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
“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,” the league said in a statement. “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.”
The NFL could learn a little from the NBA on how to properly hand out suspensions.