LeBron James, who has been a popular NBA player since entering the league, will be suspended for one game following an argument with Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart on Sunday. That one-game suspension will be in place on Tuesday, November 23, when the Los Angeles Lakers play at New York Knicks in a prime time game on TNT.
Of course, the suspension has sparked heated debate among sports analysts. There is a difference between those who believe LeBron James should serve a longer suspension or not be suspended at all.
Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson had his own opinion on ESPN’s “Keyshawn, JWill & Max” with Jay Williams, a former NBA player, and Max Kellerman. Regarding LeBron’s suspension, Johnson said,
“Should LeBron James be suspended? Well, sure, so you suspended him. He has fewer days because he’s Lebron James? You are rightly criticized. That’s the reality of it. He’s the damn LeBron James. They won’t suspend LeBron damn James for days! “
Johnson agreed that James should be suspended for his role in the fight, which began when his hit left Isaiah Thomas’ face with blood as the two boxed up to recover. Kellerman and Williams argue that James should have been suspended for more games than Stewart. They reasoned that Stewart didn’t touch a Laker, while James started the whole event.
In the notice of the suspension, the NBA said Isaiah Stewart was suspended for 2 games because of Stewart’s aggression and repeated pursuit of James (despite many attempts to hold Stewart back).
On ESPN’s “NBA Today”, former players JJ Redick, Kendrick Perkins and Richard Jefferson said James’ suspension also reflected his previous spotless performance at the tournament. This is the first time he has been suspended for 19 seasons.
LeBron James deserves special treatment
LeBron James has been in the NBA for 19 seasons, won 4 NBA titles and featured in 10 NBA Finals. The 17-time All-Star and four-time MVP deserve some special treatment based on his stats and on-field performance.
In addition, James was eliminated for the second time in his career. His first disqualification was in 2017, when James, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, argued with the referee, alleging he had been fouled while attempting to take a shot.
In 19 seasons, the fact that Lebron James has never been eliminated before is a very impressive thing. That’s possibly the biggest reason James deserves consideration because the penalty doesn’t last beyond a game, beyond his significance to the tournament.
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LeBron James has had a long career devoid of any real dirty play, which takes him a long time. He also has the bonus of being one of the biggest stars of the tournament.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/they-re-going-suspend-lebron-damn-james-multiple-days-keyshawn-johnson-claims-lebron-james-influence-resulted-one-game-suspension?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “They won’t suspend LeBron damn James for days!”