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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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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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LeBron James ejected after bloodying Stewart, Lakers beat Pistons

James was sent to the locker room after his left elbow and hand appeared to make contact with Stewart’s face

LeBron James was ejected early in the third quarter after drawing blood by hitting Isaiah Stewart in the face, leaving Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook to rally the Los Angeles Lakers to a 121-116 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

Davis had 30 points, 10 rebounds and two big blocked shots late on Pistons 20-year-old rookie Cade Cunningham. Westbrook contributed 26 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to become the youngest player in franchise history with a triple-double.

James was sent to the locker room after his left elbow and hand appeared to make contact with Stewart’s face when they were tangled up while boxing out for a rebound. Detroit’s

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