LeBron suspended one game, Stuart 2 to play melee

LeBron suspended one game, Stuart 2 to play melee

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James has been suspended for one game and Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart has been suspended two games for his role in an ugly accident during a Lakers-Pistons game on Sunday.

The NBA announced the suspension on Monday, and both will affect games on Tuesday. James will not play when the Lakers visit Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks. Stewart will miss the Pistons’ home game against Miami on Tuesday and Wednesday’s game in Milwaukee.

James will lose about $284,000 in salary, while Stewart will lose about $45,000. It is the first comment in the career of James, 19, who has won four NBA titles with three teams.

The Lakers and Pistons meet again on Sunday in Los Angeles.

The National Basketball Association said Stewart was disciplined “for escalating a fight in court by repeatedly and aggressively stalking … James in an unsportsmanlike manner.” The National Basketball Association said James deserved suspension for “recklessly hitting Stewart in the face and starting a fight on the court.”


The accident occurred in the third quarter when James and Stewart were vying for a position during a free throw. Their arms seemed to intertwine, and James swung his elbow, and called Stewart, who soon had blood spurting out from above his eye.

It seemed like colder heads prevailed for a moment. Stewart was tipped away from where the contact had occurred by his teammates and coaches, although he seemed more irritated along the way. Then try to come back again and run towards where James is. A number of people blocked his way again and made sure that the gruesome incident didn’t get any more gruesome.

Two technical fouls were assessed on Stewart, James was assessed a massive 2 penalty kick, and both players were sent off from the match.


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