The apoplectic brawl between Los Angeles Lakers Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram and Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul was the talk of the sports world this past Saturday (Oct. 20). The incident began when Ingram shoved Rockets star James Harden over a technical foul. As his teammates were attempting to cool him off, Rondo and Paul got into an intense altercation, and all three have since been temporarily suspended.
One of the many innocent bystanders was West Coast phenom Nipsey Hussle, who appeared ready to throw hands as soon as the brawl transpired.
He set the record straight and admitted that he wasn't about to scrap with anyone involved. "I was just reacting to the scuffle; it looked like it would spill over into where we were sitting," he stated. Nipsey jumped up, just in case things shifted into his vicinity. "I have love for a lot of players on the Rockets as well as the Lakers. You know I'm a LA rep," he continued.
Despite being friends with Harden and CP3, Nipsey curtly said, "I would never jump in no NBA fight— hell nah."
While being asked about whether or not, the fight would spill over into a boxing ring, Nipsey shrugged off that notion. "It would never go there. It's just sports, passion." He also dismissed the idea about whether or not the incident would give Ingram "street cred." As far as a Lakers championship for this upcoming season, the "Dedication" rapper said "you can't count LeBron out. Gotta see what happens."
Check out his full statement below.
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