Pistons ahead Isaiah Stewart advised reporters after Detroit’s 107–96 loss to the Clippers on Friday that he now not deliberate to handle Sunday’s incident with Lakers star LeBron James transferring ahead.
“I watched the movie,” Stewe stated. “Me, personally, like I stated, I did not really feel prefer it was an accident. However that is my final time addressing it. My major focus proper now could be on my workforce and my teammates, getting again to enjoying basketball.
“I am not going to let that outline who I’m. I’ll let what Detroit drafted me for outline who I’m and the way in which I play basketball.”
Stewart was restrained by teammate after James struck him within the face along with his elbow throughout a free throw try. Whereas James tried to apologize, Stewart was outraged and each groups converged close to mid-court.
Stewart’s feedback Friday got here after James addressed the scenario Wednesday, saying that he had no problem on being ejected from the sport however a suspension for his actions was not warranted.
“It warranted an ejection due to what occurred after that,” James stated. “Having me nonetheless within the sport, the thrill of the followers, what might probably occur after that. However a suspension, I didn’t assume that was warranted, however the league made that decision.”
The Pistons (4–15) suffered their fifth consecutive loss Friday and dropped the seventh of their final 10 video games. Detroit strikes on to its third sport of a five-game street journey.
Stewart completed Friday’s sport with 4 factors and 12 rebounds in 27 minutes of motion.
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