Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul were at center stage during an altercation between multiple players on both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Rondo received a three-game suspension, Chris Paul received a two-game suspension, and Brandon Ingram, who initiated the brawl, received four.
Rondo recently commented on the interaction, adamantly stating that the league catered to Paul’s “good guy” image when deciding the length of bans, according to ESPN:
“This is the only time I’m going to address this,” Rondo told ESPN on Tuesday. “I had a mouthpiece in my mouth and I [was] exasperated because I was about to tell him to ‘get the [expletive] out of here.’
“Look at my body language [in the video]. My hands on my hips. I turn away for a second. Look at Eric [Gordon]and Melo [Carmelo Anthony] in the video. If they saw me spit, they would have turned their face up or something. They had no reaction.”
“Of course, the NBA went with his side because I got three games and he got two,” Rondo told ESPN. “Everyone wants to believe Chris Paul is a good guy. They don’t know he’s a horrible teammate. They don’t know how he treats people. Look at what he did last year when he was in L.A.; trying to get to the Clippers’ locker room. They don’t want to believe he’s capable of taunting and igniting an incident.
To add more fuel to the fire, Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, who won a championship with Rondo and was a teammate of Paul’s in Los Angeles, commented his thoughts on Blacher Report’s recent Instagram post:
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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 23, 2018
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