Lakers superstar LeBron James was kicked out of the team’s game against the Pistons after piercing Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart in the head with an elbow as the pair battled for a rebound in the third quarter of Sunday’s game.
James was hit with a flagrant foul and was later ejected following a video review.
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It appears that James’s elbow and hand made contact with Stewart’s head. The second-year Pistons started to bleed, got angry and had to be restrained by several teammates and coaches to keep him separate from James.
James was escorted off the ground.
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Stewart was also kicked out of the game and had to be guided to the team tunnel. The game resumed with 9:18 left in the third, and the Pistons held a 78-66 lead over Los Angeles.
The two teams will face off again next Sunday in Los Angeles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.