On Sunday, the NBA has declared that Los Angeles Lakers hotshot LeBron James will be suspended for one game for battling Detroit Pistons Isaiah Stewart, the center. The four-time MVP got messed up with Stewart on a free toss and struck the second-year huge man in the face, causing serious blood wounds.
Stewart followed James yet the two were isolated, both being launched out from the game. Based on PST (Pro Sports Transactions), this denotes the first time in quite a while 19-year profession that James has been suspended by the NBA. He joins a genuinely extensive rundown of 11 other NBA MVPs who have been suspended for battling or assuming a part in a battle.
Beneath you can track down every situation alongside the year, the quantity of games suspended, and the justification for the suspension:
LeBron James got 1 suspension this year, 2021, after striking Isaiah Stewart. Nikola Jokic, 2021, got 1 suspension for pushing Markieff Morris. Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2 suspensions, 1 in the year 2020 by headbutting Mo Wagner, and 1 in the year 2015 by shoving Mike Dunleavy Jr.
James Harden was suspended once by kicking LeBron James in the groin, in the year 2015. Legendary Kobe Bryant was suspended three times, 1 in the year 2007 by striking Marko Jaric, and twice in 2002, by fighting Reggie Miller.
Dirk Nowitzki got suspended in 2008 by hitting Matt Harpring, and in the same year by hitting Andrei Kirilenko. Steve Nash in the year 2008 got suspended by escalating a fight between Rockets-Suns. Kevin Garnett got suspended in 2015 after headbutting Dwight Howard, and in the year 2008 after striking Andrew Bogut. Garnett was having his first suspension in 2007 by punching Antonio McDyess.
Superstar Shaquille O'Neal got suspended 3 times for punching Brad Miller, one in 1999 by fighting Charles Barkley, one in 1997 by hitting Greg Ostertag, one in 1995 by hitting Eric Montross. Karl Malone, after punching Anthony Johnson got suspended in 1999. Hakeem Olajuwon in 1998 got suspended by fighting Antonio McDyess.
Charles Barkley, in 1999 after a fight incident between him and O'Neal, was suspended, as well. In 1996, he was also suspended by fighting Charles Oakley and was firstly suspended in 1990 by fighting Bill Laimbeer.
O'Neal has been suspended a greater number of times than some other NBA MVP for battling, counting four unique suspensions and a sum of six games missed because of quarrels. Barkley and Garnett have each been suspended multiple times each, while players like Malone and Bryant could have a higher aggregate in the event that you included occurrences where they were shot out and suspended for elbowing. Nash stays the main NBA MVP who has been suspended for raising a battle, despite the fact that Stephen Curry got a fine for a similar explanation back in 2013.
James joins ruling MVP Nikola Jokic as the second honor victor to get a suspension for battling this season.