Los Angeles Lakers’ star, Lebron James, came to blows with Detroit Pistons player Isaiah Stewart after he elbowed Stewart in the face, leaving his face covered in blood. As a result of his actions, James was hit with a Flagrant 2 foul and removed from the game.
After the game, James’ peers defended him.
The Lakers and Pistons had to be separated multiple times after this play between LeBron and Isaiah Stewart. pic.twitter.com/im0o7fXeoI
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“Everyone in the league knows LeBron’s not a dirty guy,” Anthony Davis said per ESPN. “In fact, when he knew he hit him, as soon as he did it, he looked back at him like, ‘Oh, my bad. I didn’t try to do it.'”
Lakers’ coach Frank Vogel said: “[James] had an elbow [from Stewart] to the rib cage, which was a foul and he was trying to shed the contact. And had incidental contact that was obviously enough for a flagrant 2.
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“It was a tough play with Isaiah,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “His eye got cracked all the way open, and he was upset for a reason. So, I don’t think James is a dirty player, but again, it got them going.”