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Metta World Peace Gets Suspended for Seven Games: Fair or Foul?

Sports 2012/04/25 17:00:00
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Los Angeles Lakers defensive specialist Metta World Peace, aka Ron Artest, has been suspended for seven games by the NBA, due to his actions during Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. As we covered here on SodaHead Sports, Peace was celebrating after he scored on Sunday and pumped his fist so hard that he elbowed Thunder player James Harden in the head.

Harden was nearly knocked out unconscious and is currently day-to-day. He is expected to play in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Yet as lucky as Harden is, in this day and age of closer examination with head injuries, the concussion he suffered at the hands (or elbow) of Peace could make him more vulnerable to brain damage should he end up concussed again later in life.

Remember: It's not like this was an accident or “part of the game.” This was a blatant shot to the head of an innocent and unsuspecting player. And whether there's beef between the two players or two teams is irrelevant because actions like that in basketball -- let alone any sport that's not combat-based like mixed martial arts or boxing -- is uncalled for. Metta World Peace will miss six playoff games during his suspension. So much for staying true to his new name.


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  • ordman 2012/04/25 23:41:24
    Foul
    ordman
    +11
    He has done this sort of thing before. He should have banned for the NBA for life!

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  • Deep007 S* 2012/04/28 23:42:26
    Deep007
    Yer a liberal eh..who's on to his 2nd blunt of the day ...eh
  • S* Deep007 2012/04/28 23:43:08
    S*
    LOL.
  • S* Deep007 2012/04/29 06:21:48
    S*
    +1
    That is funny. I almost aspirated my roach.
  • wildcat 2012/04/26 03:39:24
    Fair
    wildcat
    +2
    double would have been even more fair
  • Jon Peter 2012/04/26 03:34:49
    Foul
    Jon Peter
    +5
    He should be suspended for the rest of the year including the playoffs. This thug is a menace to the league.
  • GoodEnc... Jon Peter 2012/04/26 04:15:25
    GoodEncounter
    +1
    I agree!
  • ShiniesToaster3var 2012/04/26 01:52:32
    Fair
    ShiniesToaster3var
    Well i was a little ticked off at first that a Laker was getting suspended until i noticed that it was simply the rules. Sure he got a bit excited but they cant just let it go. Also i remembered that i dont exactly like ron artest so now im pretty chill about it now.
  • conservyT 2012/04/26 01:46:07
    Fair
    conservyT
    +2
    I say
    Kick out

    of the NBA!!!
  • Deep007 conservyT 2012/04/26 23:44:17
    Deep007
    then why did you pick fair?
  • conservyT Deep007 2012/04/27 00:33:38
    conservyT
    Fair because it's Fair that he’s being suspended, but I'd rather see his butt KICK OUT!

    That wasn't an option...
  • Deep007 conservyT 2012/04/28 23:43:15
    Deep007
    that is NOT fair..its FOUL because he SHOULD be kicked out
  • conservyT Deep007 2012/04/29 21:19:25
    conservyT
    +2
    Hey YOU call it what YOU want and I'll call it what I want!

    Kicked out is the Picture I Posted!

    Man you sound like a crazy Liberal, we're sayiing the same thing!

    Duh
  • harasnicole 2012/04/26 01:12:45 (edited)
    Fair
    harasnicole
    +2
    Metta World Peace is a stupid name. Clearly, it's contradictory.
  • GoodEnc... harasni... 2012/04/26 04:16:35
    GoodEncounter
    Ya think?
  • Freebird 2012/04/26 01:11:20
    Fair
    Freebird
    +3
    I have never like him as a player and wish the Lakers would get rid of him.
  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2012/04/26 00:54:36
    Foul
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    +6
    Foul meaning, his violent a-- should have been fired. People like him make me sick.
  • Max7 2012/04/25 23:44:18 (edited)
    Fair
    Max7
    +3
    Ron claims that he got caught up in the moment and that he wasn't aware of what he had done. What I saw on televison, appeared that he knew exactly what he was doing. Personally, and I realize that this is just my opinion, but somewhere in Ron's brain, there's some screws loose, he is not playing with a full deck. He is blessed that they didn't cut him from the team. He's not holding up to the true meaning of his name, Metta World Peace, I clicked fair in error.
  • GoodEnc... Max7 2012/04/26 04:18:59
    GoodEncounter
    Well said!!
  • Max7 GoodEnc... 2012/04/26 20:01:35
    Max7
    Thank you much
  • ordman 2012/04/25 23:41:24
    Foul
    ordman
    +11
    He has done this sort of thing before. He should have banned for the NBA for life!
  • EdVenture 2012/04/25 23:37:19
    Foul
    EdVenture
    +9
    Not severe enough should have been seasons. Must get everyones attention to put a stop to it.
  • Kyle 2012/04/25 23:36:10
    Foul
    Kyle
    +5
    he should of had more of a suspension for that
  • Sgt Major B 2012/04/25 23:29:00
    Foul
    Sgt Major B
    +5
    Should be banned for the remainder of this season and all of next season. Blatant assaults like that should earn a trip to court with jail a real possibility.
  • Dark Knight 2012/04/25 23:26:54
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/04/25 23:11:51
    Foul
    Demonic Rat Hunter
    +2
    Wiith his history ought to be looking for a new job permanently.
  • GoodEnc... Demonic... 2012/04/26 11:33:22
    GoodEncounter
    +2
    I agree, but what else can that moron DO?
  • Denny 2012/04/25 22:46:04
    Foul
    Denny
    +5
    He should be banned for life with assult and battery charges and jail.
  • vivs sis Denny 2012/05/02 17:14:00
    vivs sis
    +1
    Yessss!
  • Denny vivs sis 2012/05/02 23:59:15
    Denny
    I don't know who that masked man is but hey Peace isn't the answer.
  • vivs sis Denny 2012/05/09 15:59:43
    vivs sis
    +1
    I recently saw Ron Artest (whatever) on a talk show and they showed the video of the assault, and after viewing the tape, Metta (whatever) blames the player he assaulted.
    What a punk! I turned the channel.
  • Denny vivs sis 2012/05/09 19:56:03
    Denny
    He gets too many of these and he better grow some eyes for 2x4's
  • Ejayt7 2012/04/25 22:44:21
    Fair
    Ejayt7
    THERE IS No, Metta PeaCE, FOR HIM!
  • JohnT 2012/04/25 22:16:33
    Foul
    JohnT
    +4
    Should have had a nice big fine along with that. Metta World low life
  • Kigan 2012/04/25 22:07:22
    Foul
    Kigan
    +6
    Not enough.
  • mblack 2012/04/25 22:06:29
    Foul
    mblack
    +6
    He should be booted out the league.
  • Bob DiN mblack 2012/04/30 08:55:31
    Bob DiN
    Agreed!
  • Dee4mee 2012/04/25 20:58:16
    Fair
    Dee4mee
    +1
    What the hell is a "Metta World Peace".....LOL what a dick!
  • TeamBre... Dee4mee 2012/04/25 21:50:46
    TeamBreezy:)
    +2
    It's his " new name " talk about peace.
  • Dee4mee TeamBre... 2012/04/25 23:32:49
    Dee4mee
    +2
    He should be suspended just for changing his name to that!!
  • boneman1 2012/04/25 20:52:39
    Foul
    boneman1
    +6
    Seven games is a joke for what he did. He should have lost at a minimum the remainder of this year and a good portion of next year. He's a thug and teams are stupid for keeping him around.

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