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Lakers fans boo Isaiah Stewart after last week’s altercation with LeBron James

In a much-anticipated re-match between the Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons, all eyes were on LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart.

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Prior to tip, many wondered if they would embrace or perhaps even give a simple fist bump, but it wasn’t to be as the pair stayed away from each other in the first meeting since their altercation last week. 

The incident, in which James received and one-game suspension and Stewart received two games, set the internet alight, with many expecting fireworks from tonight’s matchup.

While the interaction between the two was subdued, the home crowd at STAPLES Center were quick to make their feelings known, loudly booing Stewart during player introductions and on an early trip to the free-throw line.

In a somewhat anti-climactic event, the pair would match up on occasion during the first half,

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LeBron James ejected after altercation with Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart leads to melee in Detroit

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Detroit second-year forward Isaiah Stewart were ejected following an altercation in which James struck Stewart in the face and Stewart lashed out.

The incident happened with 9:18 remaining left in the third quarter and the Pistons leading 78-66 in at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Detroit’s Jerami Grant had just made a free throw as James and Stewart jostled for position in case Grant missed the foul shot.

James swung his left forearm with force and struck Stewart in the face with his fist, causing significant bleeding near Stewart’s right eye. At first, James tried to calm the situation, but Stewart still took offense, setting of a wild scene that took several minutes to resolve.

“Upon the free throw, the initial contact deemed a loose ball foul by Isaiah Stewart and then a dead ball act by LeBron James, deemed a Flagrant Foul

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Markieff Morris Ruled Out for Heat vs. Lakers with Whiplash After Jokic Altercation | Bleacher Report

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Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris will miss his team’s road game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday because of whiplash, per Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald.

Morris left the Heat’s 113-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday after a hard foul from reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic:

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Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris were both ejected from the game after the two exchanged hard fouls. <a href=”https://t.co/AtOklXIU5k”>pic.twitter.com/AtOklXIU5k</a>

Morris initially committed a hard foul on Jokic, who responded with one of his own. A stretcher came out for Morris, but he walked off on his own power with teammates by his sides. Both players were ejected.

Morris signed with the Heat in August to mark his fifth team since February 2019 and the sixth of his career. He averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists across his first 10 NBA seasons,

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Liz Cambage could be kicked off Aussie Olympic team after reported ‘physical altercation’ in scrimmage [Video]

The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed that Liz Cambage’s status for the Tokyo Games is in jeopardy following reports of a physical altercation during a recent scrimmage against Nigeria.

AOC chairman Ian Chesterman told reporters on Friday from Tokyo that Basketball Australia was investigating the alleged incident. He said that he didn’t have any more information about what happened.

Report: Cambage had ‘physical altercation, charged verbal exchange’

ESPN’s Olgun Uluc reported on Thursday that Cambage was involved in a “physical altercation” and a “charged verbal exchange” during a closed-door scrimmage against Nigeria in Las Vegas and that Basketball Australia is debating her status for the Olympics. Both teams are in Nevada this week for Olympic training camps and exhibitions against other national teams preparing for Tokyo. It’s not clear who else was involved in the alleged altercation with Cambage.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Liz Cambage #8 of the Las Vegas Aces in action against the Washington Mystics during the second half of the game at Entertainment &amp; Sports Arena on June 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Liz Cambage’s Olympic status is in doubt. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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