Corey Joseph of the Detroit Pistons may have prevented Isaiah Stewart from making it to the bench area of the Los Angeles Lakers.
On Sunday, there was a split between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Detroit Pistons that resulted in LeBron James being kicked out of the contest after he hit Isiah Stewart in the eye, leaving his bloody face. Stewart was furious and tried to reach James several times, and he was also fired. There were fans wondering why Corey Joseph was standing so close to the Lakers bench.
James Edward III of The Athletic spoke with the game’s chief of staff, Scott Foster, and asked why Joseph wasn’t assessed for a technical error. Foster said Joseph stood near the bench to intercept Stewart if he tried to head toward that area.
Corey Joseph may have prevented Isaiah Stewart from getting too close to the Lakers bench
When Stewart was making his way past the Pistons members, he was eventually taken out of court. Then it happened, show the broadcast Stewart is running fast in the hall. Joseph apparently expected his teammate could take a direct line toward the Lakers’ bench, which is why he went there. Foster said in the pool report that he told Youssef that doing it “would be fine.”
Foster was asked by Edwards if Stewart’s mistakes were related to his being sent back to court. The crew chief said Stewart was assessed by two female technicians for “multiple unsportsmanlike actions during the melee.” Stewart was fired as a result.
James 2’s fatal mistake attacking Stewart in the face was assessed and he was kicked out of the competition. This is the second time in LeBron’s long career that he has been knocked out of the game.