Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/13/12

The Lakers moved on to face the Thunder after beating the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, but don’t expect too many hugs and kisses to be exchanged between the squads. Monday’s Thunder-Lakers game will mark the first time Metta World Peace faces James Harden since giving him a concussion with an elbow to the head last month. World Peace was asked after Saturday’s Game 7 win if he plans to shake Harden’s hand, and he didn’t exactly offer an olive branch.

Metta on whether he’ll shake James Harden’s hand: “I don’t shake subs hands.” Fair enough.

— chris palmer (@ESPNChrisPalmer) May 13, 2012

Oh yeah, it is on. Even though it’s just a second round series, this will feel like an NBA Finals matchup. I have the Thunder winning it, hopefully in less than seven for their sake.

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2 Comments:
  • way to show sportmanship kids
    2 year old overpayed jerk
  • Is this guy serious? I use to be a fan of Ron Artest, always defended his actions, especially when he was getting help for his anger issues. BUT then he stupidly changes his name, as if all the sports announcers don't feel foolish reciting this long idiotic name all through a game. Then he violently hits Harden and never apologizes? Now he's refusing to shake Harden's hand because he's not a Starter, the day will come soon when he himself will not be a Starter anymore. For the young kids following the NBA, this guy is a disgrace. No sportsmanship!
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