During the second half of the Lakers-Pistons on Sunday, LeBron James unwittingly hit Isaiah Stewart in the head, which led to a sudden outburst of the Piston star.
Due to the heated incident, NBA announced on Monday that Stewart was given a two-game suspension, while James will be receiving a one-game suspension. James will be missing Tuesday’s game, while Stewart will be missing out on games against the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Despite the incident, James attempted to obtain Stewart’s phone number to apologize for what happened during the game. He also wanted to say that he has no intention of hitting Steward in the game.
The Athletic insider Shams Charania was told that James tried to track down Stewart, and being in trouble with another player is something uncommon to James. It’s noted that this was James’ first time to be suspended in his entire career, thus affecting his record.
NBA is going to review the incident again, as per Charania. Since James and Stewart are ejected from the game and will be serving their suspensions, it’s more interesting for the fans to see if there are other brewing conflicts after the Sunday situation.
Meanwhile, both James and Stewart were mum about the incident.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers were defeated by the New York Knicks, and one major factor is the absence of James in the game due to his one-game ban. The game ended with 106-100 in favor of the Knicks.