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Isiah Stewart still feels that Lebron James intentionally hit him in the face during last Sunday’s game. After returning from his two-game suspension, Stewart said he does not want to address the situation again but feels it was intentional.
According to the New York Post, Stewart told reporters Friday, “I watched the film. Me personally, like I said, I didn’t feel like it was an accident. But this is my last time addressing it. My main focus right now is on my teammates and getting back to playing basketball. I’m not going to let that define who I am. I’m going to let what Detroit drafted me for, define who I am.”
After the incident, James was ejected after receiving a flagrant-2 foul, then suspended for one game. According to the Lakers starter, “There was a box-out on the free-throw line,” James told reporters.
”His elbow got kind of high, it got me — if you look, if you watch the film — it got me off balance a little bit and his elbow lifted my arm, and I basically tried to swim move, swim down on him, on his arm. And when I swung down on his arm, he got off balance and the left side of his hand grazed my face.”
“And I knew right away. So, I knew right away I had caught some part of his head. So I went over to apologize to him and obviously, you guys saw what happened after that. But definitely accidental.”