The NBA has already resolved the altercation experienced last morning at Little Caesars Arena with LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart as the main protagonists. According to the official statement, the Lakers player has been suspended one game for “recklessly hitting” Stewart, while he has been suspended two games for “intensifying an altercation on the court by repeatedly and aggressively chasing” the Los Angeles star. Lakers.
Such a decision by the League also has financial consequences. LeBron loses $ 284,000 of his salary by not being able to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Stewart for his part will not be against the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks, which will make him lose about $ 45,000.
The incident occurred during the third quarter of the match between the Pistons and Lakers. James and Stewart fought for position after a free throw and the former ended up hitting the Detroit player in the face, who after starting to bleed profusely around the right eye repeatedly launched himself in search of LeBron.
It remains to be seen how the reunion between the two will be on Sunday this week, since that day both teams will see each other again and both will have left their sanctions behind. By the way, it’s LeBron James’ first suspension in a 19-year career.
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