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2019 Schedule
0-2, 4th in Pacific

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if Rajon Rondo spit on Chris Paul, Lakers coach Luke Walton said, "no."

Close-up video appears to capture Rondo spitting (1:00)
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Running commentary from LeBron's LA debut

Brian Windhorst and Andrew Han record from LA for LeBron James' Laker debut and chat with Rachel Nichols on the fight (33:00), Adrian Wojnarowski on the construction of the Lakers (20:50), Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce for early impressions (30:00) and much more.

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Sources: NBA looking at Rondo spitting video

The NBA is looking at a video that appears to show Lakers guard Rajon Rondo spitting at the Rockets' Chris Paul before a fight ensues, sources told ESPN.

Stephen A. says Ingram should get 'stiffest suspension' (1:55)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

"I hope everyone doesn't get fined," former Laker Metta World Peace to The Undefeated. "It was a fight. It was unfortunate. The first time they've ever thrown punches. They shouldn't do it. It happened. I've never seen them fight before... I don't think anyone should be suspended."

Russillo: I liked the fight (1:47)
Lonzo says he is ready to go if Rondo is suspended (0:56)
McGee on Ingram: 'You poke a bear, you're bound to get bit' (0:54)
LeBron says Lakers home debut was 'great' (0:39)
LeBron says scuffle didn't determine outcome (0:26)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on the Lakers challenging the Rockets: "We got a long way to go to get to the Rockets [level]."

LeBron's home debut ends in defeat (0:59)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets' side of the story is Rajon Rondo started this by spitting on Chris Paul. Several Lakers players did not know if that was the case when told what some of the Rockets were saying.

Walton says he didn't see the scuffle escalating (0:28)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

JaVale McGee says he's never seen Brandon Ingram so heated but added, "if you poke the bear, you're gonna get bit." McGee said that while you never want to see a fight happen, this is something that could make the Lakers' bond tighter as the players are all still getting to know one another.

D'Antoni on scuffle: 'I wasn't getting in there' (0:31)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram are not available to talk postgame. Lonzo Ball could be looking at starting on Monday against San Antonio in place of Rondo with a potential suspension looming . Same goes for perhaps Kyle Kuzma for Ingram.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton figured that everything was handled by the officials before things escalated between Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul. He was looking down at his coaching board when the fight broke out.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

As if the schedule wasn't already challenging with the Lakers still learning one another, the Lakers very likely could be looking at playing without Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram for at least the next game against San Antonio on Monday. After that, the Lakers face Phoenix, Denver and San Antonio again the rest of the week.

Punches thrown, Rondo, CP3 and Ingram tossed (2:02)

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Team Stats

Points Per Game117.08th
Rebounds Per Game45.019th
Assists Per Game25.5Tied-8th
Points Allowed126.027th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-1902.000
2017-183547.427
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256