Anthony Kiedis removed from NBA game after on court brawl

Publish Date
Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 1:32PM

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Lakers counterpart Rajon Rondo weren't the only ones to get ejected after Saturday's on-court brawl: Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis was also booted from the Staples Center.

The 55-year-old Los Angeles native was ejected after cursing at Paul and giving the NBA All-Star the middle finger as he was being escorted off the court in the wake of Saturday's melee according to DailyMail.

Paul and Rondo began fighting after the latter appeared to spit on the former.

Kiedis was sitting along the baseline near one of the baskets when Paul was being walked off the floor. As Paul approached the nearby tunnel, Kiedis became more vocal, even as a security guard attempted to restrain him.

Before Paul was off the floor, Kiedis extended his arm and presented his middle finger to the Rockets star.

After the game, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who was in attendance alongside Kiedis, responded to the incident on Instagram.

'At the lakers game last night with my dear brother,' Flea wrote on a post that featured a picture of him and Kiedis at a Lakers game. 'It Got crazy at the end, but man I get so satisfied, deeply drinking in the depth and beauty of the game. People operating at a high level in so many dimensions. Cerebral, physical, spiritual, emotional, unspoken and telepathic communication. I truly love basketball with my [heart emojis]'

It is unclear if Kiedis's ejection will lead to a permanent suspension.

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