LeBron James responds to Isaiah Stewart saying Lakers star’s hit to his face was intentional

Robert Marvi
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The Detroit Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart said that he feels the blow he took to his face from Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James last Sunday was intentional.

James responded to the accusation and broke down what he felt happened, insisting that he did not purposely hit Stewart.

Stewart was visibly bleeding after the hit, and he was livid, causing him to attempt to charge at James more than once.

Both players were ejected and suspended for their roles in the incident. The Lakers were trailing by a sizable margin at the time of the skirmish, but they rallied in the fourth quarter behind Russell Westbrook and won against the Pistons.

On Friday, however, the Lakers suffered a dispiriting loss to the Sacramento Kings in triple overtime after coming home from a five-game road trip.

James had 30 points, but he was inefficient while looking old and slow.

L.A. is now 10-11 on the season, and the anxiety surrounding the team is growing thicker and thicker. There is growing speculation that head coach Frank Vogel’s job may be in peril.

Russell Westbrook kept his team in the game on Friday with a marvelous 29 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Malik Monk and Carmelo Anthony gave the squad a lift off the bench.

But the Lakers had no answer for Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, who scorched them with 34 points and eight assists.

Attention is now being focused on L.A.’s next game on Sunday, which will take place against none other than Stewart and the Pistons.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.