NBA: LeBron James opens his mouth after elbowing Isaiah Stewart in the face. Photo: IST
As is known, LeBron was sent off after elbowing Stewart when the LA Lakers faced the Detroit Pistons in the continuation of the match NBA 2021/2022 . LeBron’s elbow incident, made Stewart’s temple bleed.
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After missing a game with the LA Lakers, LeBron returned to play by bringing his team to a 124-116 victory over the Indiana Pacers. After the match, the 36-year-old gave an explanation about his incident with Stewart.
“His elbow (Isaiah Stewart) is a bit high, making me lose my balance a little. When I swing his hand down he loses balance and the left side of my hand grazes his face,” said LeBron, quoted from The Athletic, Thursday (25/11/2021).
“I knew right away that I had caught some parts of his head, so I went and apologized to him. Obviously, you saw what happened after that,” he said.
“I’m definitely not that type of player. I hate to see that and what improved after that.”
Meanwhile, when facing the Pacers, LeBron became the top scorer with 39 points in 43 minutes. Of course it will be an advantage for the LA Lakers, LeBron died is their mainstay scorer.