Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis kicked out, WAGS feud during National Basketball Association brawl

Oscar Cross
October 23, 2018

Earning suspensions, Ingram (four games), Rondo (three) and Paul (two) were dolled out punishments by the league.

This resulted in SpitGate, where a decade's worth of animosity boiled over as Rajon Rondo allegedly spit on Chris Paul, prompting Paul to put his finger in Rondo's face.

"Nah. All I cared about what trying to get the thing over with, so we could get back to the game", James said.

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is a fixture at Lakers games, and as Paul was leaving the court, he crossed paths with Kiedis, who pointed and shouted at the point guard.

Rondo would not say what his view was on the league concluding that he spit at Paul. "If you wanted to suspend him one [game] I get it, just to make a statement".

Anthony Kiedis and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. But they could be in much worse predicaments, with Ingram, Rondo or Paul sitting five, seven or even 10 games.

In addition, several media reports claim the significant others of Paul and Rajon Rondo also got into it in the stands as the players threw punches on the court.

The good news is the Lakers' schedule eases up this week, with the San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and Spurs again on deck. Rondo and Ingram practiced Sunday but did not talk with reporters.

"No, it actually - we're not friends anymore", he said with a smirk.

"We try to judge each one of these [incidents] on the merits: who does what, who instigates, how unsafe the situation becomes and is", VanDeWeghe said.

With Paul and Rondo, that hasn't always the case. "This game is played with a lot of passion and it's an aggressive game and obviously there is contact in the game". Tensions were high throughout the game, with the two teams eventually breaking out into a fight in the fourth quarter. He called Rondo's spitting "pretty disgusting". "We'll be fine. I just don't think it's equitable". "I thought it would be more than four, but I'm happy that it's at least four".

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