Found May 16, 2012 on
You cannot blame everyone for being a little tight when the Lakers traveled to Oklahoma City for Game One of their matchup against the Thunder.
It was not too long ago (about three weeks) that the league suspended Lakers forward Ron Artest Metta World Peace for seven games after he appeared to purposefully elbow Thunder guard James Harden while celebrating a dunk. World Peace went through the requisite attrition, apologizing publicly and sending an apology to Harden through a third party.
During Game One, TNT's Craig Sager reported that the staff at Chesapeake Energy Arena was on the lookout for signs referring to World Peace's infamous elbow and was confiscating any signs that mentioned the incident or were derogatory toward World Peace (the player... but being derogatory toward the idea is not a good thing either). Only "creative" signs made it through.
The broadcast of the game mentioned the incident a few times and seemed to downplay the crowd reaction. Make...
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Metta World Peace, the Lakers forward formerly known as Ron Artest, has had his moments of questionable judgement over the years. The latest incident involving MWP is the now infamous elbow he connected that led to a James Harden concussion, which cost Mr. Peace a seven-game suspension. WLS, ABC’s Chicago affiliate, decided to express how [...]
You didn’t really think this was over, did you? During the introductions before Game 1 of the Thunder-Lakers series on Monday night, the Oklahoma City crowd rained boos down on Metta World Peace. In fact, the boos continued throughout the entire game and were pretty close to constant. Maybe it took its toll on Metta, or maybe he just genuinely doesn’t like James Harden for...
While it wasn’t the same impact James Harden returned favor to Metta World Peace by elbowing him in the face. Of course we all remember the vicious elbow to the jaw World Peace gave to Harden, just before the regular season ended. For that World Peace was suspended for 7 games, with many of those coming in the playoffs.
Now the Lakers and the Thunder are in the...
Remember when Metta World Peace delivered the elbow that rocked the NBA to James Harden?
Harden may not remember it, after the elbow resulted in a concussion.
Remember or not, Harden got some unintentional revenge last night.
Reggie Miller quick to point out that it was “inadvertant”, and...
James Harden gave Metta World Peace a taste of his own medicine Wednesday night when he inadvertently caught World Peace in the face with his elbow.
If you tuned into Game 1 between the Lakers and Thunder on Monday night, you may have noticed that the Oklahoma City fans are not fond of the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. As payback for the elbow he dropped on James Harden during the regular season, the fans booed Metta World Peace throughout the entire game. Depsite the boos, Metta has no problem with the fans — particularly...
"Wait, am I the elbower or the elbowee?"
By now, we should be over the fact that in a moment of testosterone- and adrenaline-fueled celebration, a professional athlete was careless and violently elbowed another player in the head. But since that athlete is Metta World Peace, AKA Ron Artest, we’ll never be over it, because WHEN IS HE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN???
Alas, we also...
WLS_TV in Chicago labels Metta World Peace "Lakers Idiot" via Deadspin.
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...
Metta World Peace was booed on Monday night during the player intros in game one of Lakers vs. Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. That’s to be expected after the elbow he delivered to fan favorite and sixth man of the year, James Harden. What makes this even more perfect? Star Wars’ “evil empire” theme being [...]
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (the NBA player formerly known as Ron Artest) is a polarizing figure. He’s a great interview, but comes off weird, sometimes idiotic to many. Whoever designed this screen designation for the local ABC Chicago affiliate is likely one of those fans who dislike him.
I actually think MWP is a smart guy, but I still find this screen grab...
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...
This game was awesome. Laker fans are so quick to turn on their own team. Kobe makes a shot and he's the best player in the league. Kobe turns it over and they want him amnestied. I sure slept well last night. A blow out win for my Celtics and then a soul crushing come from behind win by my Thunder. And a good game by Perk to boot. I think my favorite comment was the...
This NBA season has been splattered with the lockout, elbows from Ron Artest Metta World Peace, poorly played basketball and non-compelling storylines. It’s not been a banner year for David Stern. For the Boston Celtics, before the tipoff of this condensed season, injuries struck. The story actually goes back to a oft debated, late season [...]
Don’t mind NBC L.A., they’re just confused on which Kings team is in the NHL playoffs. Can you blame them? Kings hockey hasn’t been in the news this much in 20 years. Of course confusing the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Kings officially cost a USC intern his/her career at NBC. Over.
In NBA news, the Thunder thumped the Lakers, 119-90, and gave us this great front page...