Rockets star Chris Paul claims Lakers guard Rajon Rondo spit in his face before he traded punches with Rondo during an on-court fight on Saturday night.
Despite several video angles of the brawl, it was difficult to find any evidence to support Paul’s accusations — until Sunday afternoon.
A Twitter user shared new video of the incident, appearing to show Rondo spitting in the face of Paul:
— tom y (@tom2517) October 21, 2018
Here’s a look at the full scrum:
Rondo and CP3 threw hands in Lakers-Rockets brawl ? pic.twitter.com/Z0eWmxDdTH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 21, 2018
The NBA is now investigating the incident and is expected to hand out suspensions to those players involved in the brawl. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports this video will be considered before making a final ruling on punishments.
Whatever case Rondo’s making, NBA is evaluating a video clip captured courtside that shows saliva/spit shooting from Rondo’s mouth onto Chris Paul’s face. It appears Rondo will have to sell league on fact that it was unintentional — and that appears to be a tough case to make. https://t.co/ddrhhHuxnN
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 21, 2018