Lakers Video: Shaquille O’Neal Reacts To Reports Of Chris Paul, Rockets Storming Clippers Locker Room
Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

While tension and frustration boiled over on multiple occasions Monday night during a 113-102 win for the Los Angeles Clippers over the Houston Rockets, it paled in comparison to what allegedly occurred in the underground hallways of Staples Center.

The matchup on Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked the first for Chris Paul against his former team since he joined the Rockets during the offseason. Paul did not play in the meeting last December due to injury.

The Clippers welcomed their former point guard with a video montage to thank him for his time with the franchise. But there otherwise was little love lost, particularly with Blake Griffin.

Paul and Griffin tussled on multiple occasions, and so too did Trevor Ariza with Griffin, Austin Rivers and others. Ariza and Griffin received double technical fouls with just over one minute remaining, resulting in an ejection for Griffin.

Shortly after the game went final, several reports indicated there was an incident in which Ariza, James Harden and Paul attempted to breach the Clippers locker room through a backdoor.

That Paul would be at the center of a scuffle provided great fodder for the Inside the NBA crew, specifically Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, via the show’s Twitter account:

It’s believed Griffin and Rivers were the targets for the Rockets trio. Security and the Los Angeles Police Department managed to get the situation under control without any incident.

The NBA is expected to investigate the situation and could render penalties in the coming days.

WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION? CHECK OUT THE NEW LAKERS NATION FORUM CLUB

You May Also Like

Video: Dwight Howard Talks Kobe Bryant With Ellen DeGeneres

Today Dwight Howard made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to…

Lakers Highlights: Anthony Davis Explodes Offensively In Win Over Pistons While Lonnie Walker IV, Russell Westbrook & Others Also Contribute

Playing against a young and shorthanded team always feels like a trap, but the Los Angeles Lakers managed to overcome poor stretches…

Lakers Training Camp Video: Rajon Rondo Leads Team Past LeBron James-Led Group In 3-Point Shootout

Competition has been a central theme since Luke Walton was named head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, and…

Kobe Bryant Talks Steve Nash, Sixth Ring with Colin Cowherd

This morning Kobe Bryant called in to Colin Cowherd’s radio show on…