The Los Angeles Lakers player, Lebron James speaks by first time about the Fight and the suspension of the player Stewart on the NBA. Three days
The Los Angeles Lakers player, Lebron James speaks by first time about the Fight and the suspension of the player Stewart on the NBA.
Three days after the incident between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart in the Los Angeles Lakers’ win over the Detroit Pistons that resulted in James receiving the second ejection and first suspension of his career, the superstar forward had a chance to address the altercation.
After leading the Lakers to an overtime win against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron was asked to detail what happened to his flagrant foul 2 and the ensuing fight with Stewart, whose outraged and dangerous reaction clearly escalated the situation further. than anyone expected.
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James said the interaction was purely physical and certainly accidental.
“What happened is: it was a box on the free throw line, his elbow made me lose my balance a bit… I tried to swim and move down on his arm, the left side of my hand brushed his face. I knew right away… I went to apologize to him, and you guys saw what happened after that. Definitely accidental… definitely not that type of player. I hated seeing that, which escalated after that. “
“I thought it warranted an ejection because of what happened after that .. A suspension, I didn’t think, was warranted.”
LeBron James on his altercation with Isaiah Stewart during Lakers-Pistons game.
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LeBron acknowledged that his expulsion was “justified … by what happened after that,” and understood why he couldn’t stay in the game after such an intense uproar. However, he wasn’t happy about missing his annual trip to Madison Square Garden when the Lakers fell to the Knicks, 106-100.
The NBA suspended LeBron for “starting an altercation on the court,” which is technically true, but probably a bit unfair to impose on LeBron. As he pointed out, LeBron tried to apologize immediately and has no record of foul play or skirmishes on the court.
Not positive “initiating an on-court altercation” is fair on LeBron. Would’ve been a flagrant 2 and ended at some chirping and pushing if not for Stewart’s reaction pic.twitter.com/o1nFzVDLh4
– michael corvo (@michaelcorvoNBA) November 23, 2021
“Everybody in the league knows that LeBron is not a dirty guy,” Anthony Davis said Sunday. “As soon as she did, she looked at him like, ‘Oh my bad. I didn’t try to do it. “
James’s “swimming move” was reckless, but not malicious.
“The suspension, I didn’t think it was justified,” he said. (I agreed.)