The NBA 2021-22 Season seems to be comprising a lot of players locking themselves in physical altercation on the court. The latest being LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart fight which resulted in the former’s ejection from the Lakers vs Pistons showdown. Moreover, a lowkey event turned into a national headline as Stewart tried to somehow get his hands over the 4xNBA Finals MVP for elbowing him.
From Carmelo Anthony to Anthony Davis to Russell Westbrook, all the marquee Los Angeles Lakers players were on the court trying to defend their teammate and friend as Stewart threw several personnel on the floor in an attempt to throw his hands on LeBron.
Carmelo Anthony on LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart Fight
“In the midst of that battle – or whatever you want to call it. In the midst of the storm, it’s just a matter of keeping everybody composed,” said Carmelo Anthony on LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart fight. “We could’ve easily let the game slip away. But as a team we needed to come together at that moment.”
“It’s unfortunate about what happened, but we needed something like that to spark our fire. We haven’t had anything like that to test us from a physical standpoint. Although like I said, it’s unfortunate what happened but we needed that to spark something – and it did.”
Having said that, the LA Lakers entered the fourth quarter down 15 but found a way to win it despite LeBron James being ejected from the contest. The circumstances may not be great, but perhaps as Carmelo Anthony said, this incident could be the spark they need going forward.