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LOS ANGELESThe Lakers gave Peace a(nother) chance.
And now they're paying the price for their misplaced benevolence.
With Metta World Peace suspended for the final regular season game Thursday in Sacramento and the next six games they play after that, the Lakers have to figure out where they're going as the playoffs approach.
Normally, Matt Barnes would pick up the starter's minutes vacated by World Peace, backed up by Devin Ebanks and possibly even Kobe Bryant seeing some time at small forward. But Barnes is dealing with a severely sprained ankle and two months ago Ebanks was playing in the D League. Giving Kobe more time at the three spot is likely very appealing to coach Mike Brown, but asking your star player to play a more physically demanding position after surviving a season of injuries probably wouldn't be the smartest move for Brown.
Plus, it means putting rookie Andrew Goudelock back into the rotation, and he's been averaging just three minutes in...
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Kobe Bryant outbid his Lakers teammate Pau Gasol for a racehorse called Siempre Mio, but the Spaniard was so enamored with the name -- which translates to "Always Mine" -- that the original owner allowed the pair to become partners.
Mark Verge, the CEO of Los Angeles-area thoroughbred race track Santa Anita Park, offered a 25 percent stake in the four-year-old gelding...
It took a couple of days for the NBA to review the incident from Sunday afternoon where Metta World Peace of the LA Lakers found it necessary to celebrate his ferocious dunk by slamming an elbow into the side of James Harden’s head and rendering him with a concussion. The NBA and David Stern have [...]
Yesterday the NBA suspended Lakers forward Metta World Peace for seven games after World Peace concussed Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden with a flagrant elbow Sunday night.
The suspension is the fourteenth in the 14-year NBA career of World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest.
Metta World Peace's latest offense.
With the help of Patricia Bender, who has compiled...
"His momma named him Ron, I’mma call him Ron"
The Lakers jersey says World Peace on the back. The player wearing it is still Ron Artest, and he's in trouble again with the NBA.
Metta World Peace was pounding his chest with his right arm in celebration of a dunk over two opponents Sunday when his left arm suddenly flew out, landing a vicious backward elbow to James Harden's head and dropping the Oklahoma City guard to...
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...
In honor of Metta World War.
For his latest embarrassing moment Los Angeles Lakers Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven games. Some of those games will be in the playoffs. This is a huge blow for the Lakers as World Peace was playing his best basketball of the season right now. This is the 14th time in his career that he has been suspended. He was suspended for a vicious elbow on Oklahoma...
That crushing elbow tossed at Thunder's James Harden is going to cost Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace seven games according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears.
Lakers forward Metta World Peace suspended 7 games for elbow to head of Thunder forward James Harden. Metta's suspension goes into playoffs.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) April 24, 2012
Metta World Peace said it was accidental, but the league has ruled otherwise. The Lakers forward was suspended seven games without pay for elbowing Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head, according to the NBA’s Twitter account. World Peace was given a flagrant foul two and ejected from that game, and speculation immediately began to swirl that a suspension would follow. World...
The Los Angeles Lakers are ready to take the court again after the NBA's ruling on Metta World Peace.
The Sacramento Kings could be taking the court in California's capital city for the final time.
World Peace will begin his seven-game suspension when the Lakers visit the Kings in what could be the final NBA game at Power Balance Pavilion on Thursday night.