Host of ESPN First Take, Stephen A. Smith calls in to talk highlights from the NBA season with LeBron James being in Los Angeles and the brawl that took place between Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo on Saturday, October 20th.
Suspensions were handed out like hot plates to Lakers forward Brandon Ingram for four games, Rondo for three and CP3 for two games without pay for their roles in the on-court altercation that resulted in "bows being thrown."
According to the league, "Ingram has been suspended for aggressively returning to and escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction of Paul, confronting a game official in a hostile manner, and instigating the overall incident by shoving Rockets guard James Harden." Furthermore, "Rondo has been suspended for instigating a physical altercation with, and spitting and throwing multiple punches at, Paul. Paul has been suspended for poking at and making contact with the face of Rondo, and throwing multiple punches at him."
Smith feels "Brandon Ingram deserves at least a 10 game suspension and in the case of Rondo...at least 5 games instead of 3" and feels that CP3 "really didn't deserve a suspension at all."
Take a listen:
Based on the video above, do you think LeBron and Magic Johnson have some work cut out for them in dealing with these "loose cannons?"
We'll find out!