LeBron James suspended for Lakers-Knicks after Isaiah Stewart elbow

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The Knicks and their fans won’t be seeing LeBron James at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

The Lakers star was suspended one game for his role in a bloody altercation with the Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart during the third quarter of the teams’ game on Sunday, the league announced Monday. Stewart was suspended two games.

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LeBron James elbowed Isaiah Stewart in the face while fighting for a rebound during the Lakers-Pistons game on Nov. 21, 2021.
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LeBron James suspended Isaiah Stewart
Isaiah Stewart confronted LeBron James after being elbowed.
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James, 36, was ejected after elbowing Stewart in the face while battling for a rebound on a free throw during the Los Angeles’ win in Detroit. It left Stewart, who needed to be restrained multiple times, angered and with blood streaming down his face. The 20-year-old rushed toward James at one point. James was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and Stewart was given two technicals and was also ejected.

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Isaiah Stewart was left bloodied by LeBron James’ elbow. James was suspended one game and Stewart two games for the altercation afterward.
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A bloodied Isaiah Stewart of the Pistons went after LeBron James after the Lakers star elbowed him in the face on Nov. 21, 2021.
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LeBron James has been suspended for the Lakers' game at the Knicks on Tuesday for elbowing the Pistons' Isaiah Stewart in the face on Sunday.
LeBron James has been suspended for the Lakers’ game at the Knicks on Tuesday for elbowing the Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart in the face on Sunday.
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The Lakers are scheduled  to make their lone appearance at MSG during the regular season on Tuesday, but will now do so without James.



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