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.
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.