LeBron James has one of the strongest physiques in the NBA, but the general feeling is that after his brow hit at Isaiah Stewart, he got away with a good one. The Pistons’ pvot, with his bloodied face, had to be held back by teammates, coaches and referees to avoid reaching the Lakers forward. It could have been the reissue of Malice at the Palace, when players from the Detroit franchise and the Pacers fought in 2004 in the biggest fight in the history of the League, in which spectators were also involved.
Stewart is a rocky 20-year-old pvot. A mass that imposes despite its 2.03 meters. He weighs 113 kilos, but he moves gracefully and seems tireless. I grew up in Rochester, one of those tough parts of New York. First he played soccer and then he practiced boxing. As soon as you remember any of the lessons learned from Cro and with your physique, you can destroy anyone. Basketball discovered him at age 10 and his size made him advance by leaps and bounds. At her tender 12 springs, she was already 1.83. With 14 years it reached 2.01.
Height runs in the family. His father, Dela, a Jamaican who emigrated to the United States in the early 1970s, is 1.92. First he worked in the fields and then in construction. His mother reached 1.82. But the grandfather, who was engaged in agriculture and fishing in Jamaica, reached the peak at 2.06. Stewart’s admiration for Pat Ewing, for whom he wears number 33, was born from those origins and from his early years in New York.
The current Pistons player attracted attention from high school. “Just trust God and stay strong,” recommended his father, citing food as one of the keys to his son’s growth and play: “I cook good Jamaican food, West Indian food, boiled banana , steamed fish and Irish moss. ” Stewart
participated in the best exhibition games for young people, such as the McDonald’s All-American Game, the Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit.
At the time of choosing a University, he did not lack proposals. He discarded those of Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Syracuse to enlist in Washington because of his trust with coach Mike Hopkins. He was only at the University for one year. He averaged 17.0 points and 8.8 rebounds. Forecasts for the 2020 draft put him up, but he ended up being selected 16th by the Blazers.
In November of that year he was traded to the Rockets along with the traveler Trevor Ariza and a few days later, the two ended up in Detroit. In his first season in the NBA, Stewart averaged 7.9 points and 6.7 rebounds in 68 games. I was part of the second best rookie quintet.
This course, turned into a defensive bulwark, has settled into ownership. He had started all 16 games for the Pistons. The streak will be cut because of the foreseeable sanction that will fall. So far he had averages of 7.3 points and 7.1 rebounds. He had long earned the respect of his peers for his work and that of the NBA for his toughness. You have now made the sample clearer.