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Joe Lacob: LeBron to Lakers is a good thing, but 'I don't really care'

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Joe Lacob: LeBron to Lakers is a good thing, but 'I don't really care'

LeBron James plays for the Lakers.

Joe Lacob -- what do you think about that?

"I expected it, and I don't really care," the Warriors' owner told The Athletic's Tim Kawakami on The TK Show Podcast. "If anything, I'm positive about it because I think it's good for the league to have the Lakers be great again -- or at least good (laughter). And I was a fan of the Lakers by the way. I lived down there my teenage years.

[RELATED: Joe Lacob: 'Of course' the Warriors will have to re-recruit Kevin Durant next summer]

"I like the Lakers being good. I hope the Knicks get good some day; Chicago gets better. I like some of the bigger market teams. What's amazing about the NBA is that it's been so successful in the last few years without the big-market teams being successful.

"Imagine how good it'll be if some of these teams really do perform. So it's a good thing. LA-San Francisco is a great rivalry. LeBron against the Warriors is a great rivalry. It's exciting. You're asking about it because it's gonna be fun. And I'm looking forward to it."

Lacob probably doesn't care too much because the Lakers -- as currently constructed -- aren't a real threat to the Warriors this season. It's safe to assume that the Warriors CEO is thinking more about his own roster, the Chase Center construction and the summer of 2019 when Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will be free agents.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

How Chris Paul's wife, Rajon Rondo's girlfriend reportedly became involved in fight

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How Chris Paul's wife, Rajon Rondo's girlfriend reportedly became involved in fight

Staples Center turned into Fight Night on Saturday with Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo and Rockets point guard Chris Paul in the center of the action. 

The incident involved family more than just the players on the floor, though. While fists were flying on the court, things reportedly weren't much better in the stands. 

According to reports of eye witnesses, the bad blood went from the players to Rondo's girlfriend and Paul's wife. 

Reports even have Rondo's girlfriend shoving Paul's wife Jada, who was sitting next to LeBron James' wife Savannah. 

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?

It's only Game 2. The new-look Western Conference is going to be nothing short of wild this season. 

Did Carmelo Anthony accidently cause Rajon Rondo-Chris Paul brawl?

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Did Carmelo Anthony accidently cause Rajon Rondo-Chris Paul brawl?

Chris Paul put his fingers in Rajon Rondo’s face Saturday night, sparking a brawl that’s sure to draw suspensions for both point guards.

So, what caused the whole mess between two of the Warriors’ biggest rivals at Staples Center? The Rockets claim Rondo spit in Paul’s face, but the Lakers are backing their player, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, after looking at the videotape.

Rob Perez -- also known on Twitter as @World_Wide_Wob -- looked at the tape, too, and what he saw might have solved the whole riddle.

If Melo’s spittle did accidently spark the fisticuffs, what he said about Rondo after the game seems odd – if he knew he might be responsible.

"That's unacceptable,” Anthony said, per ESPN. "You don't do that to nobody -- in sports, on the street. That's blatant disrespect. You don't do that. That's unacceptable. ...

“You don't even see that in the streets, man. I don't know what else to say about that."

Sorry, perhaps? Then again, no one likes to be “the second spitter.”

You know who did like the whole thing, though? Warriors star Draymond Green …

... and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, who probably enjoyed seeing more punches landed than in his fights.

Now we await suspensions, which likely will come later Sunday since the Rockets play the Clippers on the same Staples Center floor.