A brawl broke out during Saturday night's showdown between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers. With 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter, point guards Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo got into a fist fight, while forward Brandon Ingram also swung one in during the exchange. All three were ejected from the NBA game.

Unfortunately for the three players who threw punches, Kiki VanDeWeghe was in attendance at Staples Center, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. VanDeWeghe, who was a former NBA player in the 1980's, is currently the NBA's Executive VP of Basketball Operations. He, apparently, will also be responsible for the handing out the punishments for those involved.

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Wojnarowski later reported in a separate tweet that investigations into the fight are underway and there are potential suspensions in play, most likely for Paul, Rondo, and Ingram.

It was actually a push by Brandon Ingram to Rockets guard James Harden which initiated the scuffle between the two squads. Ingram did not take exception to Harden's push off on him as the MVP drove down the lane on a fast break.

Some teammates calmed Ingram down, but a heated exchange between Rondo and Paul ensued shortly. All hell eventually broke loose.

The Rockets All-Star point guard alleged that Rondo instigated the fight by spitting into his face, which Paul did not take kindly. The new Lakers guard denied the allegations, and was reportedly furious at the accusations.

Regardless, VanDeWeghe will look into all of these in his investigation of the early season altercation. The three ejected players will most likely receive their official sanctions on Sunday.

Expect another heated showdown between these two teams who will square off once again on December 14, Friday at Houston.