The Los Angeles Lakers are off to an 0-2 start, with both losses coming at home, for the first time in franchise history and now players are fighting with each other and Rajon Rondo was involved in an altercation with a fan sitting courtside.
For the first time in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers have started the season with a pair of home losses to begin the season.
The expectations are always high for the Lakers but especially so this year after the addition of Russell Westbrook to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis. After losing in the first round to the Phoenix Suns in the playoffs last year, the Lakers are hoping to add another championship to the trophy case.
Lakers fighting each other and fans after unprecedented 0-2 start
But the title pursuit is off to a rocky start with Davis and Dwight Howard getting into a physical altercation on the Lakers bench on Friday night. The two reportedly squashed their beef immediately after the cameras caught their scuffle.
However, that’s not where the drama ends.
Also, on Friday night, Rajon Rondo got in a physical confrontation with a Lakers fan sitting courtside. Rondo invaded the fan’s personal space with a finger pointed inches away from his face and the fan slapped away Rondo’s hand.
The Lakers are far too talented to let these issues linger deep into the season, but with the spotlight shining brightly on the organization and LeBron, the longer it takes to get it fixed, the more ammunition the critics and talking heads will have to pile on.