Isaiah Stewart II (born May 22, 2001) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies. Listed at 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) and 250 pounds (113 kg), he plays the power forward and the center position.
Stewart was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2020 NBA draft. On November 22, 2020, Stewart, Trevor Ariza, and a conditional future first round pick were traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Robert Covington. On November 24, Stewart, Ariza, a future second round pick, and cash considerations were traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Christian Wood, a protected future first round pick, and a second round pick in 2021. On December 1, 2020, the Detroit Pistons announced that they had signed Stewart.
Fans of the Detroit Pistons have been waging an internal war that is far more important than any individual win or loss.
The battle has been over Isaiah Stewart‘s nickname and there are basically two factions, the Beef Stew Army, led by Pistons’ Twitter, and the I-Stew Nation, led by George Blaha and Greg Kelser.
Even though Blaha and Kelser had the bigger platform, the Beef Stew Army would not be denied and I can announce that we have officially won the war.