Lakers to save over $500,000 in luxury tax payments thanks to LeBron James’ one-game suspension

Lakers to save over $500,000 in luxury tax payments thanks to LeBron James' one-game suspension

Getty Images The Los Angeles Lakers would obviously prefer to have LeBron James on the floor on Tuesday when they travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks, but his suspension takes matters out of their hands. James will miss that game after hitting Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart in the … Read more

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

James Gill: Casino company is spreading money to win hearts in St. Tammany. It might work. | Columnist James Gill

James Gill: Casino company is spreading money to win hearts in St. Tammany. It might work. | Columnist James Gill

A study of the casino proposed in Slidell has identified several, albeit moderate, positives while failing to “uncover the negatives that many communities fear.”That conclusion may tax the credulity, but it will certainly please the economic development arm of local government, St. Tammany Corp., which commissioned the study and has long been the casino’s leading … Read more

James Michael Tyler: Gunther actor from Friends dies aged 59

James Michael Tyler: Gunther actor from Friends dies aged 59

James Michael Tyler, who played the beloved character Gunther on Friends, has died aged 59.The actor had been battling prostate cancer since 2018 and died at his home in LA on Sunday, his manager confirmed to TMZ. In a statement, his family said: “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), from the hit … Read more

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ Dies at 59

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ Dies at 59

James Michael Tyler, who played the deadpan, smitten barista Gunther on the TV show “Friends,” died Sunday of prostate cancer at his home in Los Angeles, his longtime manager said. He was 59.Mr. Tyler was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in September 2018, according to a statement from his manager, Toni Benson. After his diagnosis, … Read more

James Michael Tyler, Gunther from ‘Friends,’ Dead at 59 from Cancer

James Michael Tyler, Gunther from 'Friends,' Dead at 59 from Cancer

James Michael Tyler — famous for playing Gunther on “Friends” — has died. The actor’s rep tells TMZ … JMT passed away peacefully Sunday morning at his home in L.A. — this after battling stage 4 prostate cancer. His family says … “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), from the hit series … Read more