Found April 24, 2012 on No Guts, No Glory:
PLAYERS: David Stern
The NBA has doled out a harsh, but justified punishment for Metta World Peace’s elbow that knocked Oklahoma City’s James Harden out of Sunday’s game. Peace who apologized after the game has been suspended seven games by the NBA which would rule him out of the season finale on Thursday and six games in the playoffs.Harden has been diagnosed with a concussion and has yet to be cleared to play. Here’s the NBA’s statement:“The concussion suffered by James Harden demonstrates the danger posed by violent acts of this kind, particularly when they are directed at the head area,” NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement. “We remain committed to taking necessary measures to protect the safety of NBA players, including the imposition of appropriate penalties for players with a history of on-court altercations.”

Stern: World Peace's past weighed in

David Stern says the elbow that Metta World Peace used to give James Harden a concussion was ''recklessly thrown'' and the Los Angeles Lakers forward' history absolutely weighed into the suspension. Stern suspended World Peace for seven games on Tuesday, a penalty that could force him out of the entire first round of the playoffs, for the elbow he delivered to...

Defending The Indefensible: Commissioner Stern Speaks On Suspension Of World Peace

Despite the fact that the National Basketball Association pushed back opening day of the 2011-2012 campaign to Christmas Day; after ending a Lockout that nearly cost the game the entire season; it has been a very successful season for the Association. With attendance and television ratings as strong as they have been, reporters queried Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver on whether the...

NBA goes soft on World Peace

It is awfully easy to make fun of Metta World Peace's name now, to discard it as a joke after he threw an elbow at James Harden's head. How does this sound: David Stern suspended World Peace for seven games Tuesday. Well, that's what happened. World Peace got off easy, and could be back playing for the Los Angeles Lakers as early as a potential Game 7 of the first round...

David Stern … not stern enough with ‘World Peace’

While my super knowledgeable sports-loving brother Brandon Eric Williams believes NBA commissioner David Stern was too harsh in handing Metta World Peace a seven-game suspension for his disgraceful cheap-shot on Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden this past Sunday, I vehemently disagree with my brother and highly disappointed that commissioner Stern wasn’t m ore, er… stern...

Derek Fisher released for a second time this season?

The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t want him and traded him to the Houston Rockets. The Rockets didn’t want him either and bought out his contract allowing him to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. And now the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee is asking Derek Fisher to step down. Man this has been a rough year for Fisher. One of the hardest working and...

Only Seven Game Suspension For World World Peace

Metta World Peace was handed his punishment Tuesday afternoon and David Stern again got it wrong. World Peace received only a seven game suspension for his viscous elbow that concussed James Harden of the Thunder Sunday. The seven game suspension means that World Peace will miss the Lakers last game of the season but would be available in the first round of the playoffs if the series...

Keyon Dooling impressed by E’Twaun Moore, who’s just another lockout casualty

BOSTON – The NBA lockout forever altered David Stern’s Association, not so much from an image standpoint — all fans seemed to come running back as soon as the dispute ended — but in regards to contract lengths and rules, something called “escrow tax,” and a recalculated BRI split, among other changes the NBA underwent as [...]

World Peace suspended seven games

Lakers forward Metta World Peace has been suspended seven games by the NBA for elbowing James Harden, meaning he could miss at least six playoff games. World Peace was ejected from Sunday's game for throwing an elbow that struck Harden in the back of the head, giving him a concussion. World Peace will miss the season finale on Thursday at Sacramento, then the next six games...

Daily Dribbles: 4.24.12

Good morning, Dribblers. I apologize for missing the pat two days. I'll blame it on being in the middle of a nor'easter. I mean, seriously, it's late April and we are having snow in some places on the Eastern seaboard. Strange times, people. If this is normal, what's next? Shaq fitting into a Buick sedan? I, for the life of me, can't fathom why Wednesdays have...

Metta World Peace thinks media is unfairly criticizing him for his elbow

Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA for his elbow to the head of James Harden last Sunday. The player formerly known as Ron Artest apologized after the game and said the elbow was “unintentional.” Commissioner David Stern termed it “reckless,” and Metta even said it was “brutal.” But that doesn’t mean he thinks the public beating he’s taking for...
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