Los Angeles Laker Rajon Rondo continued his denial of spitting on Chris Paul. Rondo alluded that he couldn’t of spit on Paul because he had his mouth guard in. He continued by saying the league “catered” to paul because of his “good-guy” image.
"This is the only time I'm going to address this," Rondo told ESPN on Tuesday. "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."
Chris Paul said he took “pride” in being so poised. Paul, meanwhile, on Tuesday said he took pride in "staying as poised as possible" during the incident, which resulted in Rondo receiving a three-game suspension for throwing punches and spitting at Paul.
Paul drew a two-game suspension for poking at Rondo's face and throwing punches at him.
"That's tough," Paul said of being suspended. "Somebody spit on you, you know. Play this long and that has never happened, but it is what it is."
* Part of ESPN’s Report was used during this article