The Los Angeles Lakers were already going to be without Dwight Howard Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets. Now, they'll be without Metta World Peace, who will be serving a one-game suspension for Malice in the Palace II.
On Sunday, the b(r)a(w)ller formerly known as Ron Artest got tied up with Brandon Knight and proceeded to grab the Pistons guard by the neck and pop him in the jaw (watch the video above). A classy move, especially in the place where he once started a riot.
Expect more minutes for Pau Gasol and Earl Clark -- and for Kobe Bryant to pick up the scoring slack.