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 of the playoffs.
"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 Stern said in a statement Tuesday night. "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.''
I hate to think that maybe Stern just didn't want to punish one of his premiere, ratings-driving teams too much, especially as the playoffs begin.
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