After Leaving a Pistons Star Bleeding With Violent Act, LeBron James Once Tried to ‘Track Him Down’ for 1 Reason: “Not Something That’s Common..”

Published 12/11/2022, 2:15 PM EST

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is usually one of the calmest players on the court. However, there have been times when he has lost his cool.

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For instance, James got into a bloody fight last season that forced the referees to eject him mid-game. When the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Detroit Pistons, LeBron was in the news for all the wrong reasons.

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He had a mid-game altercation with Isiah Stewart which left the latter bloodied. After the match, James actually tried to track Stewart down due to an interesting reason as revealed by an NBA insider.

LeBron James once tracked an NBA star after leaving him bloodied

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James more often than not does most of his trash-talking with his game. Moreover, he usually stays away from trouble both on and off the court. As a result, he has been ejected only twice spanning his long career in the NBA.

His second ejection came against the Detroit Pistons when a major altercation with Isiah Stewart broke out. James hit Stewart’s face and left him bloodied. Subsequently, he was ejected and suspended for a game.

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Interestingly enough, NBA insider Shams Charania revealed that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar tried to get in contact with Stewart. He wanted to make amends with the Pistons star and apologize.

Charania said, “I’m told LeBron James did try to track down Isaiah Stewart’s number postgame to apologize to Stewart again and let him know that it was an inadvertent hit to his face, and so the league is going to have to review it.

He further added, “This is not something that’s common with him. This would be a first-time offense for him, so I think you would have to factor that in for any type of league discipline.” Following this incident, James clarified that he in no way intended to hit Stewart. As soon as James hit Stewart, he went over to apologize.

James and the Lakers take on the Pistons next amidst a losing streak

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The Los Angeles Lakers have lost their last three matches in a row. They take on the Detroit Pistons next and would be looking to improve upon their performances.

Currently, the Pistons are 15th in the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, the Lakers are 13th in the Western Conference. James averages 25.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in 18 games this season.

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.
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