LeBron James ejected for slapping Pistons' Isaiah Stewart
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James was ejected for throwing a dirty elbow/slap at Isaiah Stewart during Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons.

The players were lined up under the basket as Jerami Grant attempted his second of two free throws in the third quarter. James was getting boxed out and struggling with Stewart for positioning. Upset about being boxed out, James appeared to throw an elbow/slap at Stewart’s face:

Here is another angle of it:

Stewart was bloodied by the shot and went after multiple Lakers players (video here).

Stewart and James were both ejected from the game. Russell Westbrook was also hit with a technical foul. Wayne Ellington got to shoot one technical free throw, which he made. For Detroit, Josh Jackson got two technical free throws and went 1-for-2.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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