A popular sportsbook is trying to get in on the LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart action.
James was ejected during a game against the Detroit Pistons Sunday after making contact with Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart in the face. Sunday’s altercation occurred in the third quarter and the Lakers trailing by double digits. As a free throw was being attempted, James swung his arm backwards and hit Stewart square in the face.
Stewart, with blood coming down his face, had to be held back by Detroit coaches and players as he tried to confront James on several occasions. He was ejected.
As if this has a chance of happening, Bovada Official had LeBron opening as the favorite if he and Isaiah Stewart want to settle their feud in a boxing ring.
Both James and Stewart did not speak to the media postgame.
The Lakers would go on to win 121-116.
After the contest, Anthony Davis came to the defense of James, saying that James isn’t a “dirty guy” and that he wasn’t sure why Stewart reacted the way he did.
“I’ve never, in 10 years, seen a player try to do that as long as I’ve been playing, at least in basketball. It’s uncalled for. You got a cut above your eye, accidental — like, it wasn’t on purpose. And we weren’t going to allow him to keep charging our brother like that,” Davis said.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said he spoke to James in the locker room after the game.
“Yeah, that’s really something that should stay in the locker room,” Vogel said. “I mean, I talked to him, yup, but I’m not going to disclose what his message was.”
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