Found April 23, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Ron Artest is a thug. Plain and simple. He can call himself “Metta World Peace,” but it doesn’t matter. And David Stern should suspend him into the playoffs for the vicious elbow he threw at James Harden last night. He can legally change his name to whatever he wants, but he is the same Ron Artest who played a major role in the most abominable sports fight known as the Malice in the Palace. His latest transgression, an elbow to the head of Thunder guard James Harden during the second quarter of Sunday’s game, was absolutely unnecessary and ridiculous. I understand players run into each other while running back down the court, but World Peace went out of his way to throw a vicious elbow to Harden. David Stern should bring the hammer down because World Peace is a repeat offender and this could majorly impact the Thunder if Harden misses games due to concussion-like symptoms, which is a possibility. If you don’t believe me, check out the video. —– The NBA has been cracking down on v...

Video: Ron Artest cheap shots James Harden, faces long suspension

In an utterly disgusting move, Ron Artest reared back and fired an elbow behind the ear of a prone James Harden, leveling him and leaving him on the floor for several minutes.  Artest was assessed a flagrant 2 and ejected.  You can see in the video that he's trying to explain that he was celebrating his dunk and the elbow was inadvertent.  The video replay shows...

Ron-Ron/Artest/MWP... Suspend him, yes. But some perspective please!

.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...

Ask James Harden’s Head if “Metta World Peace” is an Appropriate Name for Ron Artest (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace viciously elbowed Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head. Was it intentional? Does it matter?

So much for World Peace: Metta ejected for elbow to James Harden's head (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace will probably have to change his name back to Ron Artest after he was ejected from Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It happened in the second quarter of Sunday's game. Metta was celebrating after scoring a basket when he felt James Harden bump into him and impulsively threw an elbow in that direction....

Harden undergoes tests after concussion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder forward James Harden underwent tests Monday following his concussion in the previous day's game against the Los Angeles Lakers and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Harden participated in limited activities on Monday but must go through additional steps under the NBA's concussion policy before he is cleared to play again. Harden dropped to the...

Thunder's Harden to undergo more tests

As the NBA world, and Los Angeles Lakers await the punishment the league offices will hand down to Metta World Peace after he threw an elbow at Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden giving him a concussion, Harden will undergo more tests today. Harden underwent tests yesterday for his concussion and has gone through limited activities on Monday but must still be evaluated before...

World Peace Elbows James Harden

At first look it appears Metta World Peace or Ron Artest had a very cheap shot in the Los Angles and Oklahoma City game. However, Artest claims it an accident and it very well could have been but Artest’s previous actions aren’t working in his favor. World Peace was ejected in Sunday’s 114-106 double overtime win for the Lakers. World Peace received a flagrant...

Girl sings song about Metta World Peace's elbowing of James Harden (Video)

Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we featured a clip of Lakers forward Metta World Peace elbowing Thunder guard James Harden in the head. Well, a singer/songwriter by the name of Miss Stephanie K put together this one-minute song based the elbowing seen round' the world: (Courtesy of Sweater Punch)


Peace clocked Harden with a powerful shot to the head that may impact both team’s playoff performances. Just when he was beginning to play well, just on the eve of the playoffs, METTA WORLD PEACE (yeah, right) goes ballistic after a fastbreak dunk and levels OKC’s JAMES HARDEN with a vicious elbow to the side of the head in Sunday’s Lakers-Thunder match-up at Staples… Peace...

Nuggets-Thunder Preview

Even with the playoffs about to start, the last thing the Oklahoma City Thunder want to do is rush one of their top players back from injury. The Thunder could again be without key reserve James Harden when they conclude the regular season at home Wednesday night against the playoff-bound Denver Nuggets. Oklahoma City (47-18) has secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference...

Three Lessons Learned from the Lakers Double OT Win Over OKC

Led by Kobe Bryant's clutch shooting, the Los Angeles Lakers came back from a double-digit deficit Sunday to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in double overtime at Staples Center, 114-106. Here are three lessons that we learned from the game: 1. Metta World Peace is Still Ron Artest In the last month, Metta World Peace has played fantastic basketball for the Lakers,...

NBA suspends Lakers' Peace 7 games

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 As the report...
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