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Video obtained by The Athletic clearly shows Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo spitting on Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul during the Rockets’ 124–115 road win Saturday.
Great Expectorations: Official hi-resolution video obtained by @theathletic that is part of the NBA investigation shows Rajon Rondo spitting on Chris Paul. It’s 84 seconds of scintillating slow-mo, and there’s no mistaking it (unlocked for non-subscribers) https://t.co/Yj7QADxvfE
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) October 21, 2018
Rondo and Paul exchanged punches before being ejected. The Rockets alleged that Rondo had spit on Paul — a claim the Lakers have denied.
“You don’t do that to nobody — in sports, on the street,” Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony told reporters. “That’s blatant disrespect. That’s unacceptable. … You don’t even see that in the streets, man.”