In the second half of Sunday’s game between the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James inadvertently hit Isaiah Stewart in the head and things got extremely heated. Stewart, who ended up bloody from the incident, made a beeline for James and both players were ejected for their actions.
In an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that James tried to obtain Stewart’s phone number after the game. James reportedly wanted to apologize for his role in the melee and make it clear that he didn’t intend to hit Stewart.
“I’m told LeBron James did try to track down Isaiah Stewart’s number postgame to apologize to Stewart again and let him know that it was an inadvertent hit to his face, and so the league is going to have to review it,” Charania said. “This is not something that’s common with him. This would be a first-time offense for him, so I think you would have to factor that in for any type of league discipline.”
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This marks the first suspension of James’ NBA career.
It’s worth noting that the Lakers and Pistons will face off on Nov. 21. Obviously, both players will have served their suspensions by then, so it’ll be interesting to see if there are any more fireworks stemming from Sunday’s situation.
This fan feels like Young is starting to make a bad name for himself.
Trae is really writing his own villain script. He’s whining because he got called for foul hunting. Dude really plays the worst brand of basketball and throws a tantrum when he gets a call he doesn’t like.
LeMaster played nine seasons in the NFL from 1974 to 1982, all of them coming with Philly, and he became a franchise cornerstone as it started to build a contender.
He was a fourth-round draft pick in 1974 after playing his college ball at the University of Kentucky, and at first, he wasn’t much better than your average NFL linebacker.
At the time, the Eagles had been grounded for years, as they hadn’t made the playoffs since winning the league championship in 1960, well before the AFL-NFL merger.
But shortly after LeMaster came to town, the team hired head coach Dick Vermeil, and he would help transform it into a winner while helping him become the best version of himself.
Philly reached a zenith in 1980 when it finished 12-4 and knocked off its NFC East rivals, the high and mighty Dallas Cowboys, in the conference championship game to reach the Super Bowl.
There, it would fall by a wide margin to the Oakland Raiders.
The following season, LeMaster would record two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, one of which he ran back for a touchdown, as he was named to his first and only Pro Bowl.
After his retirement, he continued to live in the Delaware Valley area, raising his three children while rising through the ranks to become the vice president of sales for a leading artificial turf company.