The 17 year anniversary of the Malice at the Place was on Friday and there was almost a part two between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers. Last nights game got out of hand when Laker forward LeBron James and Pistons forward/center Isiah Stewart almost got into a scuffle after James ripped his arm away from Stewart striking him in the eye causing him to bleed profusely. Stewart was furious and charged after James and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers. It took almost ten minuets to defuse the situation. Both James and Stewart were ejected and the Lakers mounted a 15 point deficit, lead by Anthony Davis who had 30 points, to beat the Pistons 121-116.
Thanks to Pistons PA announcer and 105.9 Kiss morning show host John Mason, who advised fans during the altercation not to run onto the court, remain in their seats and above all do not throw anything! The altercation did not duplicate what happed 17 years ago at The Palace. The tension did rise and people were feeling anxious, however once James and Stewart were removed the game did resume. No other players were harmed, no fans were kicked out of the area and no items/objects were tossed.
Detroit, what did you thing about the altercation? Did you think James struck Stewart on purpose?