You not trying to make up a story so you can look like a good guy. Rajon Rondo gets furious at a fan who mistakes him for Chris Paul. Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo went through an unusual situation at a shoe store when an NBA “fan” mistook him for Chris Paul, one of his biggest rivals. The Rockets' video staff took the footage courtside during the game, and it was shared with the league office, sources said. The video appears to put Rondo in the position of having to make a case that the spitting was unintentional, sources said. I turn away for a second. "I was going to let it rest. Rondo has made the case that he didn't spit on Paul and was provoked into throwing a punch after Paul poked a finger into his face and left a scratch under his right eye, league sources said. The NBA is evaluating a video shot courtside that appears to capture Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo spitting into the face of All-Star Chris Paul on Saturday night at Staples Center, league sources told ESPN. The NBA is planning to render its discipline on Sunday prior to the Rockets-Los Angeles Clippers game at Staples Center, sources said. "Trying to blame me without being accountable for anything he did to provoke the situation.". FAQ: When and how will the 2020-21 NBA season begin? Rajon Rondo gets furious at a fan who mistakes him for Chris Paul. The Lakers met as a team on Sunday in their film room and discussed the brawl. FAQ: When and how will the 2020-21 NBA season begin? My hands on my hips. Myth or truth: Did Michael Jordan literally not sleep. 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They don't want to believe he's capable of taunting and igniting an incident. "Somebody spit on you, you know. The feud between the two athletes is old, and few can understand if there is anything in the past between these players, before their careers in NBA, that motivates them so much disgust. The new chapter of the beef between Harden and Antetokounmpo is…about love ?! "We've learned from the experience and we're moving on," Walton said. If I spit on you, you are trying to get to me. "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. Two, look at my body language. Chris Paul vs. Rajon Rondo Comparison Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side. But the rivalry really exploded in the following year, when the then Boston Celtics point guard fired a taunt at Chris Paul at the end of a season game: “I won a ring and you are never gonna win one” – said Rajon Rondo directly to CP3. You are about to see an awkward scene at the very least. You are about to see an awkward scene at the very least. The Lakers point guard was suspended for three games and Paul for two. "This is the only time I'm going to address this," Rondo told ESPN on Tuesday. The Lakers then play at Phoenix, home against Denver and at San Antonio. 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. "Ain't no way that I intentionally spit on you with my body language the way it was. I wasn't going to say much. Rondo and Ingram practiced on Sunday but did not talk with reporters. "Of course, the NBA went with his side because I got three games and he got two," Rondo told ESPN. If they saw me spit, they would have turned their face up or something. Rondo threw a punch at Paul after Paul poked a finger into his face. How Luka compares to LeBron, Magic and Bird, Nets' throwback uniforms pay homage to a '90s New Jersey classic, These Lakers made it through every moment that could have broken them, The scenes of a Lakers title celebration like no other, Ingram, Rondo, Paul get suspended for melee, Lakers' Ingram expected longer suspension, 5-on-5: The NBA's biggest surprises and disappointments. Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo went through an unusual situation at a shoe store when an NBA “fan” mistook him for Chris Paul, one of his biggest rivals. "One, if I spit on you, bottom line, there is not going to be no finger-pointing. 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The Lakers' Brandon Ingram, who started the confrontation when he shoved James Harden and began arguing with referee Jason Phillips, was suspended four games. They don't know he's a horrible teammate. How Luka compares to LeBron, Magic and Bird, Nets' throwback uniforms pay homage to a '90s New Jersey classic, These Lakers made it through every moment that could have broken them, The scenes of a Lakers title celebration like no other. "It's bigger than basketball now, for you all, for the league, that side over there trying to spin this like ... this whole spitgate," Rondo told ESPN on Tuesday. In the video below you can see the surprised expression on Rondo’s face as he listens to the fan addressing him. Paul began serving his suspension Sunday night, missing the Rockets' loss to the LA Clippers. Paul drew a two-game suspension for poking at Rondo's face and throwing punches at him. Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo’s fight that possibly started with spit and definitely ended with a Brandon Ingram punch is bringing skeletons out of the closet.. Play this long and that has never happened, but it is what it is.". Rondo and Ingram began serving their suspensions during Monday's overtime loss to the Spurs. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey appeared to weigh in with a rejoinder to Rondo's latest denial when he tweeted: Paul, meanwhile, on Tuesday said he took pride in "staying as poised as possible" during the incident, which resulted in Rondo receiving a three-game suspension for throwing punches and spitting at Paul. Look at Eric [Gordon] and Melo [Carmelo Anthony] in the video. Walton said he would meet with training staff members on Sunday to see if Ball's early-season minutes restriction will be lifted. Rondo again pointed to the fact that he was wearing a mouthguard, which would impact his ability to intentionally spit on someone, and said the league catered to Paul's "good guy" image when deciding the length of the bans. ", When asked Sunday if Rondo spit on Paul, Lakers coach Luke Walton said, "No.". NBA quarantine: Paul Millsap is doing magic tricks, Photo of Michael Jordan playing against LeBron James in the early 2000s appears on the internet, The day Kobe Bryant played at Rucker Park in 2002. Who would be the MVP and what is the TOP 5 of the season canceled by Coronavirus? You ain't going to have my hands on my hip and my head look away at someone if I spit on them. Kyle Kuzma is also an option to start if Ingram is suspended as expected as well. After the [expletive] goes down, within 30 seconds, you run and tell the sideline reporters that I spit on you? In making its decisions, the NBA evaluated a video shot courtside that appeared to capture Rondo spitting into the face of Paul at Staples Center, league sources told ESPN on Sunday. If you felt that I just spit on you, then all bets are off. Lonzo Ball, last year's starter at point guard, could replace Rondo in the starting lineup if Rondo is suspended as expected. Paul accused Rondo of spitting in his face and they both started a punching exchange. Saturday at Staples Center turned into Fight Night with Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo and Rockets point guard Chris Paul in the center of the action. Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo on Tuesday continued to deny that he intentionally spit at Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul during Saturday's brawl that resulted in suspensions for three players. They had no reaction.". Rondo indignantly reacts asking “Who?” And then asks again “Who are you?”. There is a big chance at this point that the NBA will not return... 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