Lebron James has had one hell of a week. One situation in particular that has been making headlines is his altercation with player Isaiah Stewart.
Things got heated in Sunday’s game after, Lebron “accidentally” hit Isaiah with his elbow causing a bloody face. Lebron didn’t immediately comment on the situation but finally made a statement following the win against the Indiana Pacers.
“His elbow got kinda high, got me off balance a little bit. His elbow lifted my arm here, and I basically tried to swing down on his arm. When I swinged down on his arm, he got off balance and the left side of my hand grazed his face. I knew right away I had caught some part of his head, so I went over and apologized to him. Obviously, you guys saw what happened after that. I’m definitely not that type of player. I hate to see that and what escalated after that,” Lebron said.
Lebron was ultimately suspended for one-game following the altercation but feels it was uncalled for.
“It warranted an ejection because of what happened after that. Having me still in the game, the excitement of the fans, what could possibly happen after that. But a suspension, I didn’t think that was warranted, but the league made that call.”
Watch Lebron share his part of the situation below.
Here’s LeBron’s explanation of what he thought happened in the scuffle with Isaiah Stewart. He understood why he was ejected, but did not agree with the league’s decision to suspend him: pic.twitter.com/mu01aLUDa9
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) November 25, 2021