LeBron James Missed a game.
These two things are more connected than some people may realize.
By pause James In the game against New York on Tuesday night– Los Angeles Lakers‘The only visit to Madison Square Garden this season-end his Role in the event Detroit On Sunday, the NBA sent a very loud and very clear message to anyone who might want to participate in the future brawl.
Chaos on sunday night Detroit — The second major field fight in the NBA this season — James First time out his 19 years of professional career, plus got piston‘Isaiah Stewart was suspended for two games over the eight stitches needed to stitch the wound on his head.
“He felt a shot in the forehead.” piston Head coach Dewan Casey said. “On the street, things will be different.”
may be. But the NBA is not played on the streets, and the league does not want this to happen under their supervision. Therefore, after two very ugly incidents only a few weeks apart, the NBA decided to sit down and fight back with its biggest name.
James He was expelled for turning a melee into a melee with an elbow blow. The NBA can choose other sanctions.There was a precedent for fines James, As is the case in some similar situations. But the league apparently believed that this was not enough, so it suspended the game because of a national television broadcast in what is arguably the most famous arena in the world.
Fans will obviously notice his absent.
NBA players will do the same.if James You can pause, anyone can pause.
This information should resonate strongly in the upcoming games in the next few days- piston——Lakers In the rematch in Los Angeles on Sunday, both sides of the game James And Stewart will be eligible for Monday’s trip to Miami in Denver.
The Nuggets-Heat II will be the rematch of a game on November 8. Morris Denver’s MVP Nikola Jokic fouled too much. Jokic responded to Morris’ back with a hard forearm. Jokic’s hitting power is enough to put Miami’s 245-pound forward into trouble. Morris -Often regarded as one of the tough guys in the league-obvious and immediate pain.
Jokic was suspended for one game. Morris Since then, they have not participated in the game, and the Heat have not given any signs. heIt’s even far away from the return.Among all the major players in these two events on the field, against Jokic and James Coupled with the loss of about half a million dollars in salary and the bloodshed of Stewart, no one has a worse fate than his Morris. he Can’t play, the Heat missed he.
By the time the Nuggets visited the Heat on Monday, Morris would have missed 11 games. And count.
This may be the circus in Miami on Monday night. Of course, this is exactly what the NBA doesn’t want.
Jokic’s two brothers have tickets to the game. They are easily recognized and easily excited, as evidenced by some of their past antics in the game.Their notorious Twitter account is short-lived, and it can be said that the alliance has not found the Jokic brothers and Markieff Morris‘Marcus Morris, twin brother of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Don’t forget that Heat forward Jimmy Butler was fined. According to the Denver Post, he yelled in the corridor separating the two locker rooms after the game, telling the Nuggets players they knew where the bus in Miami stopped. , Probably just in case someone wants to stop to pass and discuss the matter further.
The NBA will not be happy because these two games have received so much attention, because the reason for this attention is wrong.
The league is also not happy to happen Detroit Sunday night was clearly similar to the infamous “malicious in the palace” melee in Auburn Hills, Michigan in 2004, when a cup was thrown from the stands, triggering the worst quarrel in the history of American sports. piston The Indiana Pacers entered the crowd.
The NBA is sending information, not James, But for the entire league.
This needs to end now.
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