Lakers’ Lebron James Suspended One Game; Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart Handed a 2-game Suspension for an on-court Incident

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers superstar was held over for one game, whereas Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons second-year player has been held over for two games taking into account their involvements during an incident in a game between the two teams on Sunday night.

For the very first time in his Hall of Fame career, LeBron James has been suspended. 

On Monday, the suspension was announced by the league.

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The suspension means that James will not be able to play the Lakers’ game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, and Stewart won’t be able to play on Tuesday when the Pistons host the Miami Heat and later travel to Milwaukee to play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

On Sunday, the Lakers and Pistons will be facing each other again in Los Angeles.

Lakers' LeBron James

Stewart Was Suspended for Aggressively Pursuing James Repeatedly

As per a statement made by the NBA, Stewart was disciplined for “escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing … James in an unsportsmanlike manner.” James, on the other hand, was handed a suspension “for recklessly hitting Stewart in the face and initiating an on-court altercation.”

Stewart was punched by James in the head with his elbow and hand whilst the two players were fighting for a comeback in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. Stewart began bleeding and flew into a temper, due to which he had to be held back by his multiple teammates and coaches to keep him away from James.

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James was securely sent off the floor and Stewart was also expelled from the match and had to be shown the way to the team’s tunnel. The game restarted with 9:18 to go in the third, and leading over Los Angeles, the Pistons upheld a 78-66.


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