Windhorst: People at Durant, Harden’s Shootaround ‘Surprised’ LeBron James Got a Ban

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

Those taking part in the Brooklyn Nets’ pregame shootaround Monday were reportedly surprised the NBA suspended Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James one game for his tussle with Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart.

On Wednesday’s edition of his Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective podcast, ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst said:

“I was out on the court with the Nets pregame Monday night. [Kevin] Durant and [James] Harden were out there doing pregame shooting when the news of the suspension came down, and everybody passed the news around really quick, and there were people on the court who were surprised that the league suspended LeBron for that.”

The incident between James and Stewart occurred during the third quarter of Sunday’s 121-116 Lakers win over the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena.

While James and Stewart were jockeying for position, LeBron swung his arm and hit Stewart in the face, which resulted in Stewart getting cut open:

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

The Lakers and Pistons had to be separated multiple times after this play between LeBron and Isaiah Stewart. <a href=”https://t.co/im0o7fXeoI”>pic.twitter.com/im0o7fXeoI</a>

Stewart then ran across the court in an apparent effort to get back at James, resulting in players and personnel working to keep them separated:

According to ESPN, the NBA said in a statement that James was suspended one game for “recklessly hitting” Stewart in the face, while Stewart was suspended two games for “escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing” LeBron.

James lost one game check worth about $284,000, while Stewart’s two lost game checks will total around $45,000.

The biggest difference between the suspensions was that LeBron’s was a result of a basketball play, while Stewart’s was due to extracurricular things after the play was over.

James sat out Tuesday’s 106-100 loss to the New York Knicks, while Stewart did not play Tuesday’s 100-92 defeat to the Miami Heat. Stewart will also miss Wednesday’s matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both will be eligible to play Sunday, however, which is when the Lakers and Pistons next face each other in Los Angeles.

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More