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Game 16: Lakers (8-9) @ Pistons (4-11) - Nov. 21 6:00 PM EST

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Re: Game 16: Lakers (8-9) @ Pistons (4-11) - Nov. 21 6:00 PM EST 

Post#341 » by Laimbeer » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:38 pm

Predicting LeBron James' suspension: History suggests 2-3 games for closed-fist hit on Isaiah Stewart

You can argue about whether he intended to hit him in the face, but that doesn't really matter. He swung with intent. He swung high. And he absolutely smoked Stewart, and his reaction -- while also not acceptable and deserving of a suspension in its own right -- was certainly understandable.

How long will LeBron's suspension be? Based on precedent, my best guess would be two to three games, and I would lean toward the two. You can at least argue LeBron didn't fully intend to hit Stewart in the face (though I'm not sure what he thought was going to happen swinging that high within that proximity), whereas in the 2018 Rockets-Lakers brawl (video below), Brandon Ingram, who got a four-game suspension, and Rajon Rondo, who got three games, both threw clearly intentional punches to the face.


https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/predicting-lebron-james-suspension-history-suggests-2-3-games-for-closed-fist-hit-on-isaiah-stewart/
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Re: Game 16: Lakers (8-9) @ Pistons (4-11) - Nov. 21 6:00 PM EST 

Post#342 » by Kilo » Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:13 pm

Laimbeer wrote:Predicting LeBron James' suspension: History suggests 2-3 games for closed-fist hit on Isaiah Stewart

You can argue about whether he intended to hit him in the face, but that doesn't really matter. He swung with intent. He swung high. And he absolutely smoked Stewart, and his reaction -- while also not acceptable and deserving of a suspension in its own right -- was certainly understandable.

How long will LeBron's suspension be? Based on precedent, my best guess would be two to three games, and I would lean toward the two. You can at least argue LeBron didn't fully intend to hit Stewart in the face (though I'm not sure what he thought was going to happen swinging that high within that proximity), whereas in the 2018 Rockets-Lakers brawl (video below), Brandon Ingram, who got a four-game suspension, and Rajon Rondo, who got three games, both threw clearly intentional punches to the face.


https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/predicting-lebron-james-suspension-history-suggests-2-3-games-for-closed-fist-hit-on-isaiah-stewart/


One for Lebron, four for Stewart is my prediction.
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Re: Game 16: Lakers (8-9) @ Pistons (4-11) - Nov. 21 6:00 PM EST 

Post#343 » by Liqourish » Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:33 pm

My prediction-

0 games for Lebron, he's the golden boy.

2-3 games for Stewart for running into Lebron's fist with his face.

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Re: Game 16: Lakers (8-9) @ Pistons (4-11) - Nov. 21 6:00 PM EST 

Post#344 » by Snakebites » Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:46 pm

Yeah my inclination is towards cynicism here.

Though I was pleasantly surprised Lebron got ejected even. So we’ll see.

Russell Westbrook crying persecution is comedic gold.
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Post#345 » by Laimbeer » Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:59 pm

2-3 games for LeBron, one game less for Stewart
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Post#346 » by FloridaMan78 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:21 pm

2 games for Lebron. 4 games for Stewart, 1 game for each time he went after him which makes him out for the rematch.
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Re: Game 16: Lakers (8-9) @ Pistons (4-11) - Nov. 21 6:00 PM EST 

Post#347 » by DetroitSho » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:14 pm

Snakebites wrote:Yeah my inclination is towards cynicism here.

Though I was pleasantly surprised Lebron got ejected even. So we’ll see.

Russell Westbrook crying persecution is comedic gold.
"Yeah my inclination is towards cynicism here"

Nooooooo, really? No way. Lol

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Re: Game 16: Lakers (8-9) @ Pistons (4-11) - Nov. 21 6:00 PM EST 

Post#348 » by Snakebites » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:15 pm

DetroitSho wrote:
Snakebites wrote:Yeah my inclination is towards cynicism here.

Though I was pleasantly surprised Lebron got ejected even. So we’ll see.

Russell Westbrook crying persecution is comedic gold.
"Yeah my inclination is towards cynicism here"

Nooooooo, really? No way. Lol

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Re: Game 16: Lakers (8-9) @ Pistons (4-11) - Nov. 21 6:00 PM EST 

Post#349 » by Invictus88 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:56 pm

I think Apollo Creed's declaration at the end Rocky I still applies in the short term.

Stewart - 4 games (only to not have this be a thing on Sunday)
LeBron - 4 games (because he can't get less games than Stewart)

But it's LeBron... so yeah... forget what should be fair because we've already seen it doesn't apply to him.

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