NBA Suspends Brandon Ingram 4 Games, Rajon Rondo 3 Games, Chris Paul 2 Games After Brawl in LA | Def Pen
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Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul got into it, and Brandon Ingram played a big role too. But did Rondo spit? (Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA has issued suspensions for three players for their involvement in a fight. Things got chippy during the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers, culminating in punches thrown by Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram and Chris Paul.

The NBA has suspended Brandon Ingram for four games, Rajon Rondo for three games and Chris Paul received a two-game suspension.

Paul, who started the scuffle, claimed that he did so because Rondo spat in his face.

Now, the question becomes whether or not Rondo did, indeed, spit in Paul’s face.

Here is the clip Wojnarowski is likely referring to in that last tweet:

Rondo does appear to spit, and while it is possible that it was simply an accident caused by speaking while wearing a mouthguard, the way his lips purse makes that seem unlikely.

Luke Walton, Rondo’s head coach, sided with his point guard:


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