Ron Artest, AKA Metta World Peace elbows James Harden

Ron Artest's latest nonsense has nothing to do with World Peace

4/22/12 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5230 respect

Blog Photo - Ron Artest, AKA Metta World Peace elbows James Harden


Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace, but there was nothing peaceful about him today, when he delivered a vicious and rather blatant elbow to the head of Thunder guard James Harden.

Artest was assessed with a flagrant foul and ejected immediately, despite trying to convince the referees that it was inadvertent.

Most likely, Artest will be hit with a pretty substantial suspension after this one. For all we've heard about the physicality in the NHL playoffs, this might be the dirtiest play I've seen all year.

Check it out:




What do you think Artest's penalty should be? Is the flagrant foul sufficient, or should he be suspended? If so, for how long?

Since he's the prototypical repeat offender, I'd be in favor of suspending him for the remainder of the season, throughout the playoffs, and 10-20 games into next season. Artest is an absolute head case, and it's obvious that he still hasn't learned a thing, despite numerous suspensions in the past. David Stern has to put his foot down at some point, and now is as good a time as any.

UPDATE: Here's a pretty incredible animated .gif of the elbow, courtesy of SB Nation:

Blog Photo - Ron Artest, AKA Metta World Peace elbows James Harden
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4/24/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

derms33 wrote:
He was just trying to shave Harden's ridiculous beard

What the hell is the matter with Harden's beard? I don't have a problem with it.

Signed,



Brian Wilson

4/24/12   |   smithbruce94   |   273 respect

gone for the rest of the year and then some  of next year check into a Mental Health

4/23/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

He was just trying to shave Harden's ridiculous beard

4/23/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

The Rock approves.

4/23/12   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

Jon Jones is taking elbow lessons from World Peace....

4/23/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

This would be a more appropriate name for Ron-Ron: