In response to the fight that took place in the latest Rockets and Lakers game, the NBA has suspended Chris Paul, Brandon Ingram, and Rando Rondo. The brawl started when James Harden slammed into Brandon Ingram in fourth quarter. Ingram responded with a push. Afterward, Rondo and Paul got into an argument, which led to a physical altercation between them. Ingram then jumped in and threw a punch.
Paul is set to be suspended for two games, while Ingram will miss four games, and Rondo will miss three games. All three players will not be paid for the games they are going to miss. Ingram will have the heaviest financial penalty, with the games he will miss costing him almost 500,000.
The NBA released this statements following the suspension, “Ingram has been suspended for aggressively returning to and escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction of Paul, confronting a game official in a hostile manner, and instigating the overall incident by shoving Rockets guard James Harden,” the NBA said in a news release. “Rondo has been suspended for instigating a physical altercation with, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at, Paul. Paul has been suspended for poking at and making contact with the face of Rondo, and throwing multiple punches at him.”
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