Oh, you thought the feud between Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul was over? Far from it. The Los Angeles Lakers point guard is denying that he spit on Paul intentionally and is firing back at the All-Star point guard.
“This is the only time I’m going to address this,” Rondo told ESPN. “I had a mouthpiece in my mouth and I was exasperated because I was about to tell him to ‘get the [expletive] out of here.’
“Look at my body language [in the video]. 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 isn’t budging. The video clearly shows spit fly from his mouth, but he’s adamant that it was unintentional. The suspensions have been handed down, but this story is far from over. The Rockets and Lakers play each other three more times before the season ends. Rondo still feels strongly about Paul, and they don’t appear to be reconciling anytime soon.
“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 LA; trying to get to the Clippers locker room. They don’t want to believe he’s capable of taunting and igniting an incident.
” … He comes out and says I spit and the media sides with that.”
We’re only a week into the NBA season and we already have a major rivalry brewing in the Western Conference. The NBA is awesome.