National Basketball Association doles out suspensions for Lakers-Rockets brawl

Rockets spoil James' home debut in fight-marred game

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The Rockets play the Clippers on Sunday night, so the league will likely hand down their suspensions sometime Sunday evening.

Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games. But they could be in much worse predicaments, with Ingram, Rondo or Paul sitting five, seven or even 10 games.

The suspension is based on total salary divided by 145, according to ESPN's National Basketball Association front office insider Bobby Marks.

"I don't agree with it".

"It's just not equitable", he said. "Rondo has been suspended for instigating a physical altercation with, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at, Paul".

While Nipsey Hussle and Travis Scott were both quick to get up out of their seats and throw a few verbals in the direction of the players fighting, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis went one step further.

"In the heat of the moment when somebody does that, that's tough, that's really tough", D'Antoni said.
Ultimately, they also handed him an early exit for his troubles. Paul and Rondo then exchanged punches, which led the teams to swarm.

He won't be the only player missing time. "That doesn't seem to be right". "It obviously hurts but we've got enough [to get through it]".

Lonzo Ball, last season's starter at point guard, could replace Rondo in the starting lineup when the Lakers host the Spurs Monday night. Not in sports, in the streets, that's blatant disrespect. Players from both teams broke up the fight quickly by separating the players involved, though.

James himself had little to say when asked about the drama.

"It's best for me not to talk about the situation", Rondo said when asked about the spitting.

LeBron James, who immediately played the role of peacemaker and tried to calm his good friend Paul and separate him from the fight, was asked if he was put in an awkward position between his new teammates and old friend. If this was a teamwide scuffle in which Ingram, Rondo and Paul got tangled up, that is one thing.

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