A wild scene broke out during the Lakers-Pistons game on Sunday night in Detroit at the end of a free throw attempt in the third quarter.

Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart was getting ready to get in position for a possible rebound (the shot was made, though), when he took a shot to the face from Los Angeles superstar LeBron James.

Stewart wasn’t happy about that, to say the least, and tried to go after LeBron — and perhaps the entire Lakers team — for a fight- despite being held back by numerous players and staffers all over the court. He was escorted to the tunnel, where he then sprinted towards the locker room. This was while having a considerable amount of blood around his right eye.

Replays showed that Stewart took a fist to the face from LeBron, and it didn’t exactly appear to be an inadvertent fist at that.

Here are some videos of the chaos:


Stewart and James (assessed with a flagrant 2 foul) were each ejected. It’s the second career ejection for LeBron.

Here’s a sampling of how the NBA world reacted to the incident:



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