Lakers superstar LeBron James was ejected from the team’s game against the Pistons after he drilled Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart in the head with an elbow while the two players were fighting for a rebound in the third quarter of Sunday’s matchup.
James was hit with a flagrant foul and was later ejected following a video review.
It appeared James’ elbow and hand made contact with Stewart’s head. The second-year player on the Pistons started to bleed, went into a rage and had to be held back by several teammates and coaches to keep him separated from James.
James was escorted off the floor.
Stewart was also ejected from the game and had to be guided to the team’s tunnel. The game resumed with 9:18 to go in the third, and the Pistons held a 78-66 lead over Los Angeles.
The two teams will square off again next Sunday in Los Angeles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.