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BY NIELS SCHACK NORGAARD

ANCHOR JIM FLINK


Oh no, Lakers. Just when Metta World Peace looked like he had put his past behind him, he does it again. In Sunday’s double overtime-win against the Thunder, World Peace was ejected for throwing an elbow to James Harden’s head. Here’s ESPN discussing the incident:

"There was an intent there. He felt James Harden was next to him. He raised his elbow above his own head and knocked him out. Maybe he lost his head and he didn’t mean to take the guy out, but the fact of the matter is, it’s Ron Artest and there’s a reputation there."

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, was remorseful as he talked to the Los Angeles Times about the incident.

“During that play I just dunked on Durant and Ibaka, and I got really emotional and exited. It was unfortunate that James had to get hit with an unintentional elbow.”

Intentional or unintentional? And how will the NBA react? On his Daily Dime-blog, ESPN’s J.A. Adande has one idea on how to punish World Peace.

“The NBA should suspend World Peace indefinitely, see how many games (if any) Harden will miss, then tack on two to that number. Especially since we just witnessed a case study in Harden's value to the Thunder.

Metta World earned his rep by getting an 86-game-suspension for his role in a 2004-brawl which earned the title, Malice at the Palace. Some have called it, ‘the scariest moment in NBA history’.

On Bleacher Report, NBA columnist Ethan Strauss warns people not to overreact just because of Peace’s bad rep.

“Five games! No, 10 games! The season! Banned from basketball! Criminal! It is hard to be a rationalist in this conversational space. (…) I’ll contribute to the meme and offer a three-game suspension. That’s one more game than Kevin Love got for stomping on Luis Scola’s face.”

On NBA TV, former player Brent Barry agrees, Metta World will get a suspension from the NBA.

“I don’t think there’s any question that the league is going to suspend him for at least one game. Nobody celebrates that kind of play with their elbow flying above their shoulders in this way.”

World Peace Facing Lengthy Ban for Throwing Elbow

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World Peace Facing Lengthy Ban for Throwing Elbow

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY NIELS SCHACK NORGAARD

ANCHOR JIM FLINK


Oh no, Lakers. Just when Metta World Peace looked like he had put his past behind him, he does it again. In Sunday’s double overtime-win against the Thunder, World Peace was ejected for throwing an elbow to James Harden’s head. Here’s ESPN discussing the incident:

"There was an intent there. He felt James Harden was next to him. He raised his elbow above his own head and knocked him out. Maybe he lost his head and he didn’t mean to take the guy out, but the fact of the matter is, it’s Ron Artest and there’s a reputation there."

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, was remorseful as he talked to the Los Angeles Times about the incident.

“During that play I just dunked on Durant and Ibaka, and I got really emotional and exited. It was unfortunate that James had to get hit with an unintentional elbow.”

Intentional or unintentional? And how will the NBA react? On his Daily Dime-blog, ESPN’s J.A. Adande has one idea on how to punish World Peace.

“The NBA should suspend World Peace indefinitely, see how many games (if any) Harden will miss, then tack on two to that number. Especially since we just witnessed a case study in Harden's value to the Thunder.

Metta World earned his rep by getting an 86-game-suspension for his role in a 2004-brawl which earned the title, Malice at the Palace. Some have called it, ‘the scariest moment in NBA history’.

On Bleacher Report, NBA columnist Ethan Strauss warns people not to overreact just because of Peace’s bad rep.

“Five games! No, 10 games! The season! Banned from basketball! Criminal! It is hard to be a rationalist in this conversational space. (…) I’ll contribute to the meme and offer a three-game suspension. That’s one more game than Kevin Love got for stomping on Luis Scola’s face.”

On NBA TV, former player Brent Barry agrees, Metta World will get a suspension from the NBA.

“I don’t think there’s any question that the league is going to suspend him for at least one game. Nobody celebrates that kind of play with their elbow flying above their shoulders in this way.”

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