After another fracas, the NBA had to hit back

The NBA suspended LeBron James for a game for his part in an on-court brawl on Sunday. It's James' first career suspension, but sends a message that the NBA is done with players fighting on the courts.



November 23, 2021 - 10:14 AM

Isaiah Stewart (28) of the Detroit Pistons is restrained after receiving a blow to the face by LeBron James (6) of the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 in Detroit. (Nic Antaya/Getty Images/TNS) Photo by TNS

LeBron James is missing one game.

Markieff Morris is missing his eighth, with no end in sight.

Those two things are more connected than some might realize.

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