James tried to contact Stewart to apologise for striking his face – report

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Nov 22 (Reuters) – Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James tried to observe down Isaiah Stewart’s cellphone quantity so he might apologize for striking the Pistons middle within the face with an errant swinging arm in Sunday’s recreation, The Athletic reported on Monday.

The incident led the bloodied Stewart to fly right into a rage and ended with each gamers ejected from the sport in Detroit, which the Lakers gained 121-116. The league is reviewing whether or not to levy extra penalties in opposition to the gamers. learn extra

“I’m told LeBron James did try to track down Isaiah Stewart’s number post-game to apologize to Stewart again and let him know it was an inadvertent hit to his face,” Athletic reporter Shams Charania mentioned on “The Pat McAfee Show.”

Four-time NBA champion James, 36, is enjoying in his nineteenth NBA season and has solely been ejected from one different recreation in his profession in November 2017 in opposition to the Miami Heat.

Pistons head coach Dwane Casey mentioned the 20-12 months-previous Stewart had eight stitches and hoped the middle wouldn’t be suspended for repeatedly attempting to confront James after the incident.

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Reporting by Rory Carroll in San Francisco; Editing by Ken Ferris

Nov 21, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) has blood around his right eye after an altercation with Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (not pictured) during the third quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports