Zach Collins hit Russell Westbrook in the forehead with his elbow during the game between the Lakers and the Spurs.
LeBron James was quick to help his teammate as he put a towel on Westbrook’s head to stop the bleeding. After the game the four-time NBA champion was asked about his reaction.
“I saw what the cut was immediately. It’s just common sense to put pressure on cut right away, don’t let it continue to go,” James said. “Before we became teammates, we always been like brothers and cool and things of that nature. His health is more important than the game of basketball.
“I just tried to stop that and let the training staff do their job after we got him over to the bench. I actually saw the cut right when it happened once he got up off the floor and wanted to do something to Zach.”