WATCH: Fight breaks out after incident between LeBron James, Phoenix Suns

Vincent Frank
LeBron James
May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) warms up before the NBA play-in game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The environment was electric Sunday afternoon when LeBron James and the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers took on the Phoenix Suns in Arizona for Game 1 of their first-round NBA Playoff series.

With Phoenix holding a solid lead in the fourth quarter, star guard Chris Paul appeared to undercut James as the two went up for a rebound attempt.

As James was on the court in pain, multiple members of the Suns and Lakers went at it. Mayhem broke loose before officials on hand in Phoenix ultimately ejected Suns guard Cameron Payne. Meanwhile, Lakers teammates Alex Caruso and Montrezl Harrell both received technicals.

Remember, LeBron James and Chris Paul were involved in something earlier in the game. It included the two going up for a rebound with Paul suffering an arm injury. This impacted the star Phoenix Suns guard throughout the remainder of the game.

Yeah, this most definitely is not bubble NBA playoff basketball. That’s for sure.