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 two foul for hitting James Harden in the head with his elbow.
Late in the 2nd quarter World Peace threw down a monster dunk to cut the Thunder lead to 1 48-47. After the dunk World Peace got pretty excited. He was beating his chest and as he was running down court he stuck Harden in the head with his elbow. Harden fell to the floor.
Harden did not return to the game and according to the Thunder he has a concussion and his status moving forward is uncertain. This would be a big blow to the Thunder. Harden is the best bench player in the league.
World Peace talked after the game.
“During that play I just dunked on (Kev...