The NBA Disciplinary Committee imposed a game suspension on LeBron James the day after the altercation between the Lakers superstar and Detroit interior Isaiah Stewart, who was suspended for two games, and which had earned the ” King “to be sent off for the second time in his career.
Barely back on the floors, LeBron James will again be forced to follow his team’s next game from the stands, this Tuesday evening at Madison Square Garden where the Lakers will continue their road trip against the New York Knicks of Evan Fournier . The Los Angeles franchise superstar must indeed serve a suspension match, inflicted on Monday by the disciplinary committee to the “King” the day after his altercation with the inside Pistons Isaiah Stewart during the stunning victory of the Lakers on the floor of Detroit (121-116). While many observers thought that the league would be lenient towards the quadruple NBA champion, author of a nudge in the face of Stewart while freeing himself which could have suggested that the gesture was involuntary on his part, the NBA has therefore nevertheless decided to sanction the number 23, expelled for the second time in his career only and therefore suspended for one game.
Stewart suspended two games
Either one less (two games) than his victim, instantly gone completely mad, his face bloodied, to try to do battle four times with James despite the human tide that had formed on the floor and the many players who had tried to maintain it to avoid coming to blows with the opposing star. The commission also considered that Stewart had added fuel to the fire by “pursuing LeBron James repeatedly and aggressively” and “in an unsportsmanlike manner”. Afterwards, James, the first embarrassed, immediately sought to obtain Stewart’s phone number to apologize to him. According to Insider Shams Charania, the “King”, absolutely wanted to let the Pistons player know that he had absolutely not tried to hurt him. If James got his way, not sure it was enough to calm Stewart down.