LeBron draws blood on Stewart’s face in the Pistons Lakers brawl
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Detroit Pistons center, Isaiah Stewart (28) is postponed after a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, November 21, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit – LeBron James was kicked out of the Los Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistons bout after blood was drawn on Isiah Stewart’s face when they stumbled while boxing to make a recovery Sunday night.
James’ elbow and left hand seemed to touch Stewart from above his neck, sending him into a bloody rage. The Detroit center had to be hampered more than once, which left him estranged from the NBA star.
Stewart was also kicked out of the match early in the third quarter. Lakers guard Russell Westbrook has been assessed as technical after officials reviewed the play and its repercussions.
James was escorted off the floor and nothing was thrown at him by the fans as he walked towards the team’s locker room.
A mug was thrown from the stands in suburban Detroit on the infamous night of November 19, 2004, causing perhaps the worst brawl in American sports history when a brawl broke out with the Pistons and Indiana Pacers in the stands.
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