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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 calls blow to Stewart “accidental,” says suspension “some bulls***”

LeBron James thinks everything got blown way out of proportion.

To hear LeBron tell it, the altercation with Isaiah Stewart was a battle for rebounding position where “my hand grazed his face” and everything spiraled from there — with a bloody Stewart trying to fight LeBron — and resulted in a “bulls***” suspension.

LeBron spoke about the incident for the first time Wednesday night, after he had taken over late, forced overtime and led the Lakers to a comeback win over the Pacers. Here are his quotes, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

“Rob [Pelinka] called me. I missed his call,” James told ESPN of the Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager dialing in the bad news. “As soon as when I checked my phone and it was a missed call, I was like, ‘I know I’m suspended.’ I mean, it’s some bulls***. But whatever….

“There was

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LeBron James Ejected Amid Fight

What Happened: The Los Angeles Lakers came to Detroit to play the Pistons Sunday night. Fans who came to see LeBron James would not be able to see him finish the game. With 9:18 left in the third quarter, James elbowed Isaiah Stewart, the Pistons center, after a Jerami Grant free throw.

Stewart, who was bleeding from the blow, tried to escape from teammates and chase James down, but was eventually stopped by security and teammates. At one point, Stewart looked to be calm and complying and then attempted to dash away from security to confront James again.

The altercation sparked memories of the famous Malice at the Palace in Detroit nearly 20 years ago in which Pistons’ Ben Wallace and Pacers’ Ron Artest fought which led to a full-out brawl that included fans.

Fans, however, can be thankful that Sunday night’s scuffle did not reach Malice at the Palace

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Isaiah Stewart Tries to Fight LeBron James After Hard Foul Results in Bloody Face (UPDATE)

Image via Getty/Nic Antaya

Image via Getty/Nic Antaya

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.

LeBron James has been ejected from an NBA game for just the second time in his career.

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

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