According to the former Boston Celtics player, Paul Pierce, who is currently the ESPN TV analyst, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo and the Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul haven’t liked each other for a long time.
Speaking about the conflict between Rondo and Paul on Saturday game, the 10-time NBA All Star said, per ESPN: “I am not surprised at all…Rondo and Chris Paul have never liked each other. This goes back to maybe Rondo’s rookie year or second year. I’m surprised that this is their first fight actually, because they have never got along.”
The key moment of the game became the fight between Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul with 4.13 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Both players punched each other. After the fight, Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram, who also took a part in the fight, were ejected from the game.
Brandon Ingram has been suspended four games without pay, Rajon Rondo has been suspended three games without pay, Chris Paul has been suspended two games without pay.