Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo & Chris Paul banned after punch-up

Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo & Chris Paul banned after punch-up

Just to make a statement. "Fighting's not acceptable in our league and never has been". Video unveiled on Sunday shows Kiedis berating Paul before turning his attention - and his middle finger - to a Houston staffer, all as bandmate and Lakers super-fan Flea sits quietly in his courtside seat.

For reference, Carmelo Anthony was suspended for 15 games in 2006 after he clocked a player on the New York Knicks during a fight as a member of the Denver Nuggets. You watch the film, you watch the spit - you understand maybe he gets one (-game suspension). "That doesn't seem to be right". I don't know what they expect him to do. In those two games, he is averaging 14.5 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks, and is shooting 70.6%. It was later claimed by Paul that the initial fracas began after Rondo spit in his face.

However, this brawl could have negative implications internally for the Los Angeles Lakers. Rondo and Ingram practiced Sunday but did not talk with reporters. Suspensions may possibly be incoming as well. "We learned - everyone learns something differently, but we brought it up, we talked about it, the message was delivered. I look forward to getting back and helping my team this weekend".

Three NBA players have been suspended after a brawl broke out on the court on Saturday during the Lakers' home opener. Ingram also appeared to throw a punch late in the scuffle. It's hard for me to understand how Rondo didn't get a matching sentence with Ingram at the very least.

All three players were ejected from the game. "Nobody said it was going to be easy". He did miss, but it was the act itself and the potential consequences.

The NBA said that Paul was suspended for poking at and making contact Rondo's face and throwing multiple punches at him.

VanDeWeghe clearly indicated that Rondo did not acknowledge spitting on Paul.

"What is [Paul] supposed to do?" It's just not equitable, " he said ahead of Houston's clash with the LA Clippers.

"In the heat of the moment, when somebody does that, that's tough". They double as two of the team's best playmakers, capable of creating shots for themselves and others and replacing them for Monday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs would be no easy task. Ball, who had been eased back into action after undergoing surgery on a torn left meniscus, has been cleared of any minutes restriction, according to Walton.

Meanwhile, Josh Hart (15.5 points on 52.0 percent shooting) is likely to fill Ingram's role on the wing, though Kyle Kuzma (more on him in a second) is also a candidate to start.

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