In case you recently arrived from another planet, Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons had to be restrained by the entire team to stop him from killing LeBron James after “The King” threw a sucker punch in last night’s loss to the Lakers.
I’ve been watching LeBron since he was in high school and have never known him to be a dirty player at all, but that was a dirty play, period. The Pistons were owning the Lakers (who had lost three in a row), LeBron was having a bad game and Isaiah Stewart was a big part of why the Pistons were winning.
LeBron clearly got frustrated and did a stupid thing that started the whole brawl. He deserved to be kicked out and deserves the suspension and fines that are coming.
Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Stewart failed to recognize the moment
I should say that I think Isaiah Stewart was wrong for continuing to go after James several times after the initial scuffle died down. Part of that blame goes to Russell Westbrook, who was running his mouth and clearly escalated the situation more than once. He should owe the league some money as well.
Beef Stew was wrong, not for his reaction, but his failure to recognize the moment, as losing him cost the Pistons the game, and they are going to struggle while he is out with what will probably be a lengthy suspension.
Stewart was wrong because of how his actions affected his team, but I 100 percent get it and part of me loves it.