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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 he can return to the court as per the NBA's concussion policy.
But at this point in the season for the Thunder, perhaps it is best just to sit him out of the team's remaining regular season games. There is no need to risk further injury even if the league clears him to return before the playoffs.
Add the fact the San Antonio Spurs clinched the best record in the Western Conference in their win over Portland last night, the only thing OKC can play for is to simply head into the playoffs healthy.
Furthermore, the Thunder will more than likely face the NBA's defending champs Dallas Mavericks ...
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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 ground after taking...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden suffered a concussion when he absorbed a vicious elbow to the head from Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace during Sunday's game.
The incident occurred late in the second quarter following a dunk by World Peace, who celebrated by beating his chest and swinging his elbows wildly even though Harden was right on his shoulder.
Two days after suffering a concussion caused by Lakers forward Metta World Peace striking him with an elbow, Oklahoma City guard James Harden sent out a tweet that suggested he's made progress since last being seen lying motionless on the court.
"Im solid," Harden tweeted Tuesday morning. "Feeling good. Appreciate y'all for checking on me!!"
It was the elbow heard around the NBA when Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace decided to throw his elbow into Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden after a dunk during yesterday's Lakers-Thunder game.
Peace was tossed (flagrant foul two) and could very well be facing a stiff fine and suspension. But according to him, the elbow was unintentional and was just a part...
With only a few days left before the NBA playoffs begin, the last week of regular season hasn’t been short on excitement. The Lakers faced off at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder. This match up has gotten extremely chippy as of late and today was no exception. Towards the end of the second quarter [...]
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder reserve James Harden has not yet been cleared to play after suffering a concussion when he took an elbow to the head from the Lakers' Metta World Peace.
Coach Scott Brooks said Harden would not play Tuesday night against Sacramento and was not expected to even be at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Brooks said Harden would be re-evaluated before Oklahoma...
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.
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...
According to David Aldridge, the NBA has handed Metta World Peace a seven game suspension, WITHOUT PAY, for his physical infraction against Oklahoma City Thunder guard, James Harden.
The longer it took for them to make an announcement, the worse I thought it would be.
Seven games is a lengthy punishment. Is it fair? I won’t say, but considering World Peace’s...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have the most talented young roster in the NBA. Their speed, size and ability from the starters all the way down the bench is why they are one of the favorites to take home a title this year.
Of course they have All Stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, but it is other players that make this team truly special. Serge Ibaka and James Harden have been...