The Houston Rockets’ Carmelo Anthony said he was “shocked” that fellow teammate Chris Paul was only sentenced to a 2-day game suspension after an ugly brawl at the Staples Center on Saturday night.
The dust up involved Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, who was seen on video taking a swing at Paul.
“I’m actually a little shocked at the number of games that they are missing,” Anthony said.
“It actually works in our favor to be honest with you,” he continued. “I have seen it go 10-15 games before – I was the culprit of that years ago. But to see CP – I don’t want to be speaking on CP – but to see CP only get two games … I didn’t know what to expect to be honest.
“Nothing surprises me with the NBA anymore, nothing surprises me. So for him to only get two games is good.”
Anthony was involved with a scrap between the New York Knicks and the Denver Nuggets in 2006. Anthony’s involvement resulted in him getting a 15 game suspension.
Rondo threw the first punch after Paul mushed him the face, accusing Rondo if spitting at him.
Other teammates then got involved.
The Rockets won 124-115.
Video of the alleged spitting and the fight below: