Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has been escorted away from an NBA basketball game in the US, following a violent on-court brawl between players from the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets.
Video of the incident shows Kiedis flipping the bird while shouting at Rockets point guard Chris Paul and Rockets staff, after Paul was ejected from the game following a tussle with Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo.
While Kiedis was escorted away from his courtside seats by security, he reportedly wasn’t ejected from the building, and was seen sitting next to his bandmate Flea later in the game.
AK (Anthony Kiedis) from Red Hot Chilie Peppers should of gotten kicked out the game for yelling profanities and flipping the bird to Chris Paul and the #Rockets staff. This is unacceptable @Lakers if this was a regular joe/fan he would of got kicked out the building. #NBA pic.twitter.com/ntSAGhlNku
— deх (вall dnт lιe)🎙 (@balldntlie) October 21, 2018
In a statement posted to Instagram following the game, Flea said, “At the Lakers game last night with my dear brother.
“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.”
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At the lakers game last night with my dear brother. 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 this photo by my brethren @atibaphoto
Anthony Kiedis is yet to comment on the incident.
The Houston Rockets eventually beat Kiedis and Flea’s beloved Lakers 124-115.
Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo were suspended without pay for four game and three games respectively, while Chris Paul of the Rockets was suspended for two games.
Watch the incident that started it all, below.
Chris Paul told our broadcast crew this all started because Rajon Rondo spit in his face. When the second replay cycles through you can see Chris wiping his face before he goes at Rondo. pic.twitter.com/2DxPjWdYCu
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 21, 2018