In an interview with the ESPN, Lakers guard Rajon Rondo talked about his suspension and denied he spit on Rockets point guard Chris Paul.
“This is the only time I’m going to address this. Look at my body language. My hands on my hips. I turn away for a second. Look at Eric [Gordon] and Melo [Carmelo Anthony] in the video. If they saw me spit, they would have turned their face up or something. They had no reaction,” Rondo told ESPN.
Rondo received a three-game suspension, whereas Paul will be out for two games. Rondo’s team-mate, Brandon Ingram, received a four-game suspension, as he got involved in the incident.
“Of course, the NBA went with his side, because I got three games and he got two. Everyone wants to believe Chris Paul is a good guy. They don’t know he’s a horrible teammate. 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. They don’t want to believe he’s capable of taunting and igniting an incident,” the 2008 NBA champion said.
The on-court altercation took place with 4:13 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 124-115 win over the Lakers on Saturday at Staples Center.