LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart were both ejected after getting into a fight. The altercation took place during the third quarter of the Lakers-Pistons game on Sunday night in Detroit. Lakers star LeBron James addressed his suspension and the incident with Detroit Piston’s big man Isaiah Stewart after Wednesday’s win over the Indiana Pacers.
Before a free throw, James punched Stewart in the face with a closed fist. Stewart, with blood dripping down his face, charged at James but both teams stepped in to stop the fight from getting worse.
James attempted to track down Stewart’s phone number to apologize after the game. He wanted to let him know that the hit was unintentional, sources tell The Athletic.
Ryan Ward reported that, “LeBron James said he has not been able to talk to Isaiah Stewart since the incident.”
Recently, while talking to the reporters James said that he still has not been able to contact Stewart. LeBron previously told reporters, “I’m not that kind of player. I didn’t think it warranted a suspension.” Stewart was suspended for two games, while James was suspended for one.
This was the second time that James has been ejected from a game in his career. The first time he was ejected was because of arguing a non-call with the referees when he was with the Cavalires in 2017.
Los Angeles lost to the New York Knicks on Tuesday because of Jame’s suspension. It managed an overtime win over the Pacers behind his 39 points.