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The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons 121-116, but the big story of the night was LeBron James being ejected in the third quarter after he threw a seemingly inadvertent elbow that bloodied the face of Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart. 

Stewart had to be restrained by teammates and arena officials and was also ejected from the game. Afterward, Anthony Davis defended LeBron for his role in the incident, saying quote: “Everyone in the league knows LeBron’s not a dirty guy.”

Award-winning journalist, TV host, and author Skip Bayless shared his thoughts about the case: “If it’s not dirty, why did the refs take one quick look at it and throw LeBron out with a flagrant 2? How can a flagrant 2 NOT be dirty?!”