Found April 23, 2012 on
The Daily Sports Herald:
Metta World Peace
Los Angeles Lakers
Oklahoma City Thunder
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, averaging 15.4 points a game, shooting 48% from the field, and looking like the player who more or less won Game 7 of the NBA finals for LA back in 2010.
In the first half of Sunday’s game, Metta World Peace was continuing his inspired play. The one-time defensive player of the year was making the game a struggle for Kevin Durant and forcing him into difficult shots. Moreover, he had 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals, one of which led to an emphatic slam that capped off a furious second-quarter Lakers rally.
Then, suddenly, shockingly, disturbingly – Metta World Peace momentarily ceased to exist, an...
BEST OF MAXIM
Before the start of yesterday's Lakers/Thunder game, Lakers star Kobe Bryant decided to play a little prank on an ESPN cameraman.
Watch as Kobe ducks behind a post while the cameraman tries to film him in the Staples Center:
(Courtesy of D Wizzle's World)
Since I'm from Boston I hate every Laker that there is. But there's one that I hate more than the rest and that's Ron Artest, or Metta World Peace if you take that seriously. It seems that Artest is determined to bring peace into the world whether people want it or not, one elbow at a time. After making a good play and beating his chest like the class act that he is...
Kobe Bryant scored 19 of his 26 points in the final 3:56 of regulation and overtime as the host Los Angeles Lakers overcame an 18-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-106 in double overtime.
Bryant went for eight points in the second overtime, helping the Lakers move a game ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers in the race for the Pacific Division crown.
Pau Gasol added...
Metta World Peace sent another unintentional elbow to the NBA headquarters.
After a dozen years of elbowing and other infractions, that is Ron Artest’s story–and he’s sticking to it.
Having entered a new age where giving a sports opponent a concussion has become the new form of brutality and abuse, Ron Artest remains a traditionalist. He believes in bone to...
I’m just going to come right out and say it Eye On Sports NBA fans … Ron Artest a.k.a. Metta World Peace, is a low-life scum of the earth *******!I’m sorry, but there was no other way for me to express how I truly feel about Artest after seeing the potentially life-threatening elbow that Peace hit Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden with in Sunday’s thrilling double...
Kobe Bryant leads Kevin Durant by a tenth of a percentage point in the race for the scoring title.
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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. End result: Metta World Peace gets 7 games for his elbow hit on James Harden.Whilst it's more than I think was warranted, but not as bad as I thought it might be. Stern trying to walk tightropes again - balancing act: what's fair vs public outcry.Leading into the suspension, just before "7 games" was announced, Kobe Bryant's take on the situation:As usual, to the point...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored six of his 26 points in the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half for a 114-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
Metta World Peace scored 12 points before getting ejected late in the second quarter for a vicious elbow to the back of James Harden's head while celebrating...
Metta World Peace -- formerly known as Ron Artest -- hasn't yet heard from the league office, but oddsmakers are already anticipating that the NBA will come down hard on the eccentric forward. Bovada has set the line on World Peace's suspension for elbowing James Harden at 7 1/2 games. If the over wins out, and Artest is suspended eight games or more, it would mean he would...
Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) is ejected for elbowing James Harden in the head during the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game in LA.