The Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder met Sunday at Staples Center in a match up against two of the Western Conference top teams.
Late in the second quarter, Lakers forward Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) was pumped after a fast break dunk, and subsequently elbowed Thunder player James Harden in the side of the head.
MWP was assessed a flagrant two foul for the play and ejected from the game. Replays show that the elbow connecting with Harden after MWP celebrated his dunk may have been intentional, but only MWP knows for sure. Harden did not return to the game.
After the game, The Oklahoman reported that Harden suffered a concussion as a result of the elbow and that his status for the final two games of the season is uncertain.
Given Metta’s past and the NBA’s stern stance on violent plays (pun intended) MWP can almost certainly expect a fine and a possible 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...
.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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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…
The NBA did not determine Monday the length of a likely suspension for Lakers forward Metta World Peace, according to a league official familiar with the situation.
The Lakers do not play again until Thursday, lessening the need for an immediate ruling, though a decision Tuesday seems to be a strong possibility.
World Peace was ejected from Sunday's game against Oklahoma City...
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...
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,...
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