The Lakers and Rockets engaged in a late fourth quarter melee on Saturday night that resulted in the suspension of Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (four games), Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (three games), and Rockets guard Chris Paul (two games). The per-game financial loss for the three players is as follows: Ingram ($39,704), Rondo ($62,069), Paul ($245,891).
As Chris Paul was being led to the locker room on enemy territory under deafening boos, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, who was sitting courtside, fucking lost it.
The 55-year-old began screaming obscenities at Paul and even motioned in his direction to confront him. A courtside security guard told the rock star to sit down, but Kiedis flipped him the bird, amounting to the last straw for his stay at the Staples Center.
The footage of Kiedis getting ejected reminded me that I haven’t seen him in years, and this is not what I expected him to look like. Apparently I’m not the only one, as the majority of reactions to him getting booted were about his current appearance.
Rock stars are going to rock star, I guess.
[h/t Consequence of Sound]