Lebron James suspension update arrives after Isaiah Stewart fight

LeBron James Suspension Update: Lakers Star Suspended After Isaiah Stewart Fight

A LeBron James suspension update has arrived following Sunday’s incident in the Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons NBA matchup. Following the physical contact to the Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart, the league suspended LeBron one game and Stewart for several NBA games. Stewart, bloody and upset after the hit, was stopped multiple times from going after King James. He will also be sidelined for the Pistons following the incident.

LeBron James vs. Isaiah Stewart fight occured in Lakers vs. Pistons game

Sunday’s matchup at Caesar’s Palace featured a ferocious Lakers comeback, but only after blood, sweat, tears, and ejections. During the game’s third quarter, the Pistons were at the line, with the Lakers’ LeBron James lined up next to the Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart.

After the second free throw, LeBron caught Stewart in the face near his right eye with an elbow or his fist. That led to an irate Stewart charging over to get in LeBron’s face with multiple teammates getting involved to make sure things didn’t escalate. Stewart had blood visibly dripping down his face from where he’d suffered the hit.

The Pistons rookie needed to be held back. He tried to break free of his teammates and staff members several times. Ultimately, both he and LeBron were ejected due to the incident.

Isaiah Stewart and LeBron James suspension update

Following the incident, the NBA gave Isaiah Stewart and LeBron James suspension updates. LeBron James will sit out his next game, serving a one-game suspension, while Stewart will sit out two games for his actions, per ESPN’s report. Stewart will also lose around $45,000 in salary, while James loses about $284,000 due to the suspension.

Both teams are scheduled for games on Tuesday, November 23. The Pistons host the Miami Heat at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, while the Lakers are set for a 7:30 p.m. ET game against the New York Knicks on TNT. 

They’re also both scheduled for action on Wednesday, November 24. The Lakers are visiting the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. ET, while the Pistons are visiting the defending champion, Milwaukee Bucks, at 8 p.m. ET.

The Pistons have been amongst the league’s struggling teams, currently sitting at 4-12, and fourth-worst in the overall standings. Meanwhile, the Lakers are 9-9 and No. 8 in the Western Conference, having just gained LeBron back two games ago after his injury layoff.

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