The beef between Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul apparently got even more personal after their actual physical altercation on Saturday night.
The two veteran point guards traded a number of punches during the Houston Rockets’ 124-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center following a fourth-quarter incident where Rondo allegedly spit at Paul. The incident led to both players (along with Brandon Ingram, who also threw punches) being ejected. Suspensions may possibly be incoming as well.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that a member of Rondo’s family also confronted Paul’s wife, Jada, in the wake of the brawl.
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
This was corroborated by the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen, who noted that the Rondo family member made “inappropriate” comments to 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
The two guards are certainly no strangers to altercations with other players, but Saturday night’s incident was a whole new level of ugly, especially since it escalated to the point of their families getting involved too.