LeBron James’ one-game suspension for clocking Isaiah Stewart doesn’t seem in line with J.R. Smith precedent

LeBron James' one-game suspension for clocking Isaiah Stewart doesn't seem in line with J.R. Smith precedent

usatsi The NBA announced on Monday that LeBron James will be suspended one game without pay — which amounts to a $284K forfeiture — for “recklessly hitting [Isaiah] Stewart in the face, and initiating an on-court altercation.”It was also announced that Stewart, who was left badly bloodied after his face took the business end of James’ … Read more

Predicting LeBron James’ suspension: History suggests 2-3 games for closed-fist hit on Isaiah Stewart

Predicting LeBron James' suspension: History suggests 2-3 games for closed-fist hit on Isaiah Stewart

Nobody needs to remind anyone that the ugliest brawl in NBA history took place in Detroit. The infamous “Malice at the Palace” was back in 2004, and on Sunday night, we might’ve been dangerously close to a similar on-court scene. It happened in the third quarter of the Lakers-Pistons game. Jerami Grant was shooting a free … Read more

LeBron James ejected: A strike to Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart’s face leads to scuffle

LeBron James ejected: A strike to Pistons' Isaiah Stewart's face leads to scuffle

The ejection is only the second in James’ career — the first coming in 2017 for comments made to a referee. Sunday’s altercation occurred with 9:18 remaining in the third quarter and the Lakers trailing 78-66 in Detroit. As a free throw was being attempted, James swung his arm backward while boxing out for a … Read more

LeBron James ejected for punch to Isaiah Stewart’s eye; Lakers, Pistons players repeatedly separated

LeBron James ejected for punch to Isaiah Stewart's eye; Lakers, Pistons players repeatedly separated

NBA screengrab The Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons have been rivals ever since the two met in the NBA Finals twice in the late 1980s, but things got way out of hand on Sunday in the third quarter of their early-season matchup. LeBron James swung at Pistons center Isaiah Stewart and connected in the eye … Read more