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.
The incident involved more than just the players on the floor, though. While fists flew on the court, things reportedly weren't much better in the stands.
According to eyewitnesses, the bad blood extended from the players to Rondo's girlfriend and Paul's wife.
Chris Paul was still so angry after the game, multiple individuals said, because a member of Rajon Rondo's family made "inappropriate" comments to Paul's wife, Jada, in the stands after the altercation.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) October 21, 2018
Chris was irate about this, shouting about it in the locker room afterward. https://t.co/8qbGRMFfBX— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) October 21, 2018
Reports even have Rondo's girlfriend shoving Paul's wife, Jada, who was sitting next to LeBron James' wife, Savannah. Chris Paul is the godfather of the James' son, LeBron Jr.
An eyewitness told @thelasentinel Ramon Rondo’s significant other shoved Jada Paul, Chris Paul’s wife, who was sitting next to Savannah James. Security immediately broke the two up.— Laurantine (@LoJoMedia) October 21, 2018
Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Along with Chris Paul/Rajon Rondo altercation in Lakers-Rockets, one of Rondo’s family members confronted Paul’s wife, Jada. NBA investigating tonight’s on-court altercations ahead of Rockets/Clippers on Sunday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2018
The real question now is: who was the spitter? Was it actually an accidental spit on Paul from Rockets teammate Carmelo Anthony?
Or does new video evidence show Rondo spitting on Paul, prompting the fight?
CP3 wasn’t lying 👀 pic.twitter.com/qUgOGhb86j— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 21, 2018
It's only Game 2 of the season. The new-look Western Conference is going to be nothing short of wild this season.