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Almost as soon as Ron Artest changed his name last year, someone had to expect the headline was coming: “World Peace Suspended”. Now, taken out of context, this caption would probably cause folks in parts of North Korea and Sudan to jump for joy. However, those savvy individuals know that Kim Jong-un, Omar al-Bashir, and any other hyphenated world dictator probably would not merely use an elbow to subjugate the opposition.
It took about six months to decipher, but finally there can be a consensus on the meaning of Metta World Peace’s first name. Metta is a Buddhist term literally meaning: “Loving kindness to all, except when blunt force trauma caused by a flying elbow is necessary”. Presumably, a two-syllable word was a lot easier to use in place of the other 16 I used to encapsulate its made-up definition.
On Sunday, the Lakers forward delivered an elbow to the head of Oklahoma City guard James Harden, one the likes of which the world has not seen since Neville Chamberlain was e...
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.I think we can kinda stop the "Metta World Peace" stuff. Seems more than a little done after his complete decking of James Harden.First, can we get this out of the way?Yes, Ron Artest (I think "Ron" has been playing for a few weeks now) deserves a suspension. Absolutely. That was an abhorrent act that has no place on the basketball court. Ever. I...
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...
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 [...]
The NBA has decided what the punishment should be for Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, suspending him for seven games without pay for landing a vicious elbow to the back of the head of Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden during Sunday's game in Los Angeles. In essence, World Peace will be suspended for the first round of the upcoming NBA Playoffs, which could...
"His momma named him Ron, I’mma call him Ron"
You must protect your elbows T...
Conan O’Brien parodies Metta World Peace
Ron Artest Throws Vicious Elbow
In the wake of Ron Artest’s (yes, I am reverting to the old name) flagrant elbow to James Harden’s head, Sports Illustrated has released their list of the NBA’s 15 dirtiest players. SI asked 146 players to name the person they thought was the dirtiest in the whole league, not including teammates.
Topping the list was Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Evans. It’s not surprising...
Credit to Edwin Khu for the photo and thanks for emailing it to us. After the jump, Johnny Most calls Sunday's Ron Artest elbow to James Harden's head.
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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...
Brett Roberts and Brandon LaChance tackle current news in the NBA, including Ron Artest (his name will remain Ron Artest).
The elbow heard around the world issued by World Peace last week was one of the more hanus acts I’ve seen on the basketball court since Ron Artest’s Palace brawl. I understand he was excited because over the last month he’s finally started to play a little bit, but most guys don’t knock another player unconscious while they are celebrating.
James Harden the player who got...
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...
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...
In honor of Metta World War.
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...