Isaiah Stewart on LeBron incident: “I didn’t feel like it was an accident”

2021-11-27T13:15:22+00:00 2021-11-27T13:21:30+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

27/Nov/21 13:15

Isaiah Stewart breaks his silence for the first time since his altercation with LeBron James

By Eurohoops team /

Things got off track in Monday’s contest between the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers, with LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart both ejected following an altercation on the court.

The two players came into contact while fighting for position after a free throw by the Pistons, and the Lakers star elbowed Stewart’s face, resulting in a bloody altercation.

Stewart opened up for the first time since the incident and stated that he didn’t feel like it was an accident from James’ side. The latter appeared to try to apologize after the contact and Stewart attempted to rush to his side multiple times, with players and security intervening.

“This is going to be my last time addressing it. I watched the film. I didn’t feel like it was an accident. My focus is on my team and playing basketball. I won’t let that define who I am. What Detroit drafted me for is what will define who I am”, told Stewart, per The Athletic’s James Edwards III.

In the aftermath of the altercation, James was suspended for one game for the first time in his NBA career, and Steward also received a two-game suspension by the league.


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