It has not been the kind of opening week the Lakers envisioned when they brought together some of the biggest names in today’s NBA—heck, in the history of the NBA—over the offseason. The team is 0-2 and the Dwight Howard-Anthony Davis sideline fight has already made this appear to be a fractured group.
And veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, one of six likely Hall of Famers on the Lakers’ roster, got into it with a fan, to boot. With the Lakers getting clobbered by 32 points at home against Phoenix, Rondo was preparing to inbounds a pass in the corner when he began pointing at a courtside fan. It is unclear what, exactly, the fan was saying that appeared to get under Rondo’s skin.
After the play, Rondo approached the fan, formed his fingers into the shape of a gun and mockingly squeezed the “trigger.” The fan hit Rondo’s hand out of the way and was ejected, though Rondo certainly engaged in some provocation.
It is not clear whether the league will step in to punish Rondo, but a suspension is a definitely possibility. Rondo has averaged 4.5 points and 4.0 assists in 17.0 minutes in his first two games this season.