LeBron James has spoken out on the flagrant foul that left Russell Westbrook bleeding from the top on Saturday.
The incident occurred when Spurs massive man Zach Collins caught Westbrook throughout the top together with his forearm whereas defending a put-back try.
“His well being is extra essential than the sport of basketball,” James mentioned. “So simply tried to cease that and let the coaching employees do their job after we acquired him over to the bench.
“I really noticed the minimize proper when it occurred as soon as he acquired up off the ground and wished to, uh, wished to do one thing to Zach.
“…Earlier than we turned teammates, we’ve at all times been like brothers, and funky, and issues of that nature,” James mentioned.
Collins was assessed a flagrant 2 foul, which comes with an ejection, whereas Westbrook was given a technical foul for his response.
“I used to be confused on that one myself,” Westbrook mentioned of his technical. “I wasn’t positive why I acquired one, however I’ll test with the league and speak to them about it and we’re determine why that was. Perhaps it was as a result of I most likely hopped up or one thing. I’m undecided.”