I tuned into the Lakers game just as the player formerly known as Ron Artest, a.k.a. Metta World Peace went upside James Harden’s head. I love Metta, but that wasn’t very “peaceful” at all. In light of recent actions, he should change his name once again to Metta World Cheap Shot, or Metta World Bitch Get Offa Me. He almost knocked that man’s mohawk sideways!
Although it sucks to see a play like this, I did like hearing how ridiculous it sounded to hear Jeff Van Gundy exclaim “World Peace elbowed him!” during the broadcast. I was proud of the way the former Mr. Artest has gotten his act together in recent years. It’ll be interesting to see how much past behavior factors in to the punishment the NBA decides to dole out for him.
Also, special thanks to the folks at Deadspin for getting video of the action so quickly. I was like “Damn! It’s still halftime and this is already on my Facebook feed!”Tweet