Brutal! Extreme! Unwarranted! and distasteful. Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) gave Oklahoma City Thunder’s James Harden an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) elbow to the head after a dunk and began to celebrate. Take a look at the video for yourself and determine if the celebration, was a really a celebration.
So after watching the video one can only wonder how many games World Peace will be suspended for an elbow like that. My guess would be at least 5 games, which will end his regular season and a game or two in the Lakers first round of the playoffs.
Here is what World Peace had to say when asked about the elbow...
“On that play, I just dunked on Durant and Ibaka, and I got really emotional, really excited. And it was unfortunate that James had to get hit with unintentional elbow. I hope he’s OK. The Thunder, they’re playing for a championship this year. So I really hope he’s OK, and I apologize to the Thunder and to James Harden. Such a great game, and it was unfortunate so much emotion was going on at that time”
World Peace history doesn’t favor him in a situation like this when it comes to physical interaction I know you recall the “Brawl in the Palace”. I relate this elbow to the “The Punch” that change Rudy Tomjanovich face by Kermit Washington. After a slow start to the season with the lock-out, then Jeremy Lin was the story, and now it will be World Peace’s elbow. I really hope that the Playoffs give us a new story line!
Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Mean you will have Success.