Will LeBron James be suspended? Injured Isaiah Stewart trash-talked Bron in past games

'What a disgusting and intentional foul from Lebron. Suspend and ban him please,' an angry fan tweeted after the game between Lakers and Pistons


                            Will LeBron James be suspended? Injured Isaiah Stewart trash-talked Bron in past games
LeBron James elbowed Isaiah Stewart during the Lakers vs Pistons game (Nic Antaya/Getty Images, Twitter)

A scuffle between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart at the Lakers vs Pistons game on November 21 ended up in the ejection of both the players after Bron injured Isaiah and left him bleeding profusely. The altercation between the two players happened during the third quarter when James accidentally elbowed Stewart in his eye while fighting for a rebound. The injury sent Stewart into a fit of rage who tried to get back at James before being restrained by his teammates. While James was ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul, Stewart was ejected for two technical fouls in the fray. 

This is the second time in his illustrious career that LeBron James has been ejected from a game. And since the nature of injury on the opponent player is quite serious in this case, many fans are fearing whether the Lakers icon will face a suspension. While some Pistons fans are strongly demanding his suspension, a few others are trolling NBA under the assumption that they would extend immunity to the star player. 

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Will LeBron James face suspension?

Based on the nature and extent of Isaiah Stewart's injury, LeBron James will definitely face some form of punishment. At the absolute minimum, he might be slapped with a hefty fine while the NBA might also decide to suspend him for a particular time period. James had been sidelined recently for an abdominal strain and he returned to the court only a few days back. If he is suspended now, he will be forced to miss out more games this season putting the Los Angeles Lakers in a precarious position in the league. 

"What a disgusting and intentional foul from Lebron. lol #LeElbow is trending. suspend and ban him please," an angry fan tweeted demanding LeBron's immediate suspension. 

"THE NBA SHOULD SUSPEND LEBRON! IT WAS BLATANT! IT REALLY SHOULD BE THE REST OF THE SEASON. THAT WAS HORRIBLE. TERRIBLE REPRESENTATION OF THE NBA TONIGHT BY LEBRON. THE NBA WILL LOSE TRUST IF THEY DO NOT," another fan wrote. 

A third user tweeted, "@nba should do the right thing and suspend Lebron for the Wednesday game against Pacers for that elbow. Because everybody and they mama want to see Lebron playing in the garden against Knicks on Tuesday."

"Suspend everyone not named Lebron," trolled another user, with a photo of NBA commissioner Adam Silver.



 



 



 



 

Amid the raging debate around LeBron James' suspension, many of his fans are reminding that the 20-year-old Isaiah Stewart has had a history of trash-talking and bullying on the court. In a previous game against the Lakers in January 2021, Stewart notably got into verbal spats with a few players including James. At that time, fans of Detroit Pistons had lauded his attitude to not be intimidated by star players like LeBron James, Markieff Morris, and Montrezl Harrell. While both Morris and Stewart got flagged with technical fouls, Stewart even started chirping at LeBron James at one point in the game. 

"There is definitely a switch you have to be able to control. It’s a switch I have. I know when to turn it on and when to turn it off," Stewart later said about his spats with the great LeBron. 

"Isaiah Stewart is fun to watch. He’s a bully and I love it," a Pistons fan tweeted at the time. 

"Isaiah Stewart clamping up Lebron and then chirps him right after (teary face) this man is a legend," another said lauding him.