LeBron James, Isaiah Stewart each suspended after bloody altercation in Lakers-Pistons game

Lakers Pistons Basketball
Posted at 8:44 AM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-22 18:17:03-05

DETROIT — After an on-court altercation following a bloody interaction between Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart, both players have been suspended without pay.

James and Stewart were both ejected early in the third quarter of the game at Little Caesars Arena James drew blood by hitting Stewart in the face.

Footage shows the Lakers and Pistons had to be separated multiple times after this play between James and Stewart.

On Monday, the NBA announced that Stewart was given a two-game suspension without pay for "escalating an on-court alteration by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in an unsportsmanlike manner."

James was given a one-game suspension without pay for "recklessly hitting Stewart in the face and initiating an on-court altercation."

Stewart is set to serve his suspension on Tuesday when the Pistons face the Miami Heat and Wednesday when they face the Milwaukee Bucks. James is set to serve his suspension Tuesday when the Lakers face the New York Knicks.

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