What Really Happened To Lebron James Which Ejected Elbow To The Face Of Isaiah Stewart?
American professional basketball player, LeBron James, has a somewhat clean history throughout his NBA career.
James has been ejected only twice from games throughout 19 NBA seasons.
His first ejection occurred 15 years after his debut in the NBA when he got caught in an argument with referee Kame Fitzgerald during the November 2017 Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers game.
James argued with the referee, for he believed he was fouled on a shot without notice. Finally, after a few heated conversations, he was expelled from the game for an entire quarter.
The American player was recently caught up in a similar situation, which caused him to be dismissed from the match on Sunday night. Here's what happened.
It Took Eight Men to Keep LeBron at a Safe Space
James is the only player to have won NBA championships with three franchises-the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, and the Lakers as Finals MVP.
On Sunday night, the basketball legend was ejected from the Los Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistons game after getting physically violent with Isaiah Stewart.
Stewart fell after being seen contacted by James' left elbow. This was enough for the entire team of Pistons to burst into a sudden rage.
James was placed at a safe distance from Stewart as he was held back by more than eight men in the court.
Stewart was called for a foul before James put him through some physical force. Stewart was also ejected from the third quarter after being levied by two technical fouls for his role.
Los Angeles Lakers won over the Pistons by 121-116.
What Happened After-Brawl in the Stadium
As the audience witnessed such violence at the game, they were eager to talk to the two players and were curious to know the reason why.
However, both James and Stewart were not present during commentary after the game.
Anthony Davis of the Lakers thanked Pistons' security for protecting the players, “Everybody did a great job trying to de-escalate the situation. You never want it to get to that point like 17 years ago.”
Although it was an unusual experience for the audience, it was the second time James was caught up in a fight at a game.
During the post-game interview, Detroit coach Dwane Casey explained the situation quoting the two players to have been "caught up in the heat of the moment."
“I don’t think James is a dirty player, but Stew cut his eye,” said Casey. “He felt like he had been cheap-shotted across the brow. I’m not even sure he knew who hit him.”