UPDATED 11/22, 3:50 p.m. ET: LeBron James tried to get Isaiah Stewart’s phone number to tell him that he didn’t mean to hit him in the face, per Shams Charania.
“I’m told LeBron James did try to track down Isaiah Stewart’s number postgame to apologize to Stewart again and let him know it was an inadvertent hit,” Charania said on the Pat McAfee Show.
See original story below.
It happened after James, whose Lakers were facing the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night, hit Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart in the face with an elbow. Stewart’s face was covered in blood and James was hit with a Flagrant 2 foul and eventually ejected. As you can see in the video below, things got out of hand, as an irate Stewart had to be held back as he tried to confront James.
In fact, Stewart was so angry, he had to be restrained by teammates multiple times, as the Little Caesars Arena announcer warned fans to remain in their seats.
Despite Stewart’s ferocity, James remained relatively calm throughout the situation
Scenes from the arena echoed the infamous “Malice at The Palace,” but thankfully things didn’t escalate to that level. Stewart was also ejected from the game.
James was previously tossed in 2017 after arguing with an official.
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