Found May 13, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
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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Watch as this collective of caucasian dudes acccompanied by one chick sing a parody of Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" in tribute to the rug that covers the face of the newly crowned 2011-2012 NBA 6th Man of the Year. Harden's God-Like beard has such a following that his college, Arizona State, honored his facial hair when the Sun Devils hosted James Harden Beard...
The stage has been set for a war of words between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder before in their second-round Western Conference playoffs series has begun. Lakers forward Metta World Peace reportedly said Saturday night he would not shake the hand of James Harden, whom World Peace violently elbowed to earn a seven-game suspension last month. And he said Harden...
Here is a a creative and funny music video called "Beard Like Harden" that is dedicated to James Harden. The Oklahoma City Thunder fans made a parody of Maroon 5's hit song "Moves Like Jagger" for this song. The Thunder are awaiting the winner of the Nuggets vs. Lakers series in the NBA playoffs.
James Harden was presented with the NBA’s Sixthman of the year trophy on Thursday. He had his whole team behind him! Congrats to James. Harden is a restricted free agent this summer so let the speculation begin. The Thunder are currently awaiting the winner of Lakers vs. Nuggets to get started on round 2 of [...]
James Harden has a fantastic beard, there’s no arguing that. Apparently some OKC Thunder fans REALLY like that beard and decided to make a song and music video about it. They went with Maroon 5′s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ for inspiration, and actually attribute Harden’s NBA Sixth Man of the Year award to his beard.
Funny concept, but less-than-stellar execution if you ask me...
Metta World Peace has no interest in extending a hand to James Harden when the Lakers open their Western Conference semifinals series against the Thunder.
Derek Fisher has a career's worth of Lakers moments to remember.
James Harden has one he'd rather forget.
For better or worse, the Oklahoma City duo will confront those memories when the Thunder plays the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals.
"It seems that's just the way it's supposed to be," Fisher told reporters in Oklahoma City about a matchup...
A long memory isn't required to figure out why Metta World Peace became a main story line for the Western Conference semifinals.
He was hit with a seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City guard James Harden in the head three weeks ago. The Lakers begin the semifinals Monday at the home of the Thunder.
"It'll be ironic. I assume that the fans won't love...
Think there isn’t any bad blood between the Thunder and Lakers? Think again. The dislike Thunder fans have toward Metta World Peace was evident prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Monday when the forward was booed in warmups, intros, and every time he touched the ball during the game.
The dislike toward MWP goes back to the regular season when he concussed...
Metta World Peace made his return from a seven-game suspension in front of a home crowd eager for him to help the Los Angeles Lakers survive a first-round playoff scare and advance with a thrilling Game 7 victory.
His next stop doesn't figure to be nearly so friendly.
The Lakers start the Western Conference semifinals Monday night at Oklahoma City in the teams' first meeting...