how long will metta be suspended for?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEG8DOSMMTw

harden just failed a second concussion test and won't return to the game.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
10+ games 4
6-9 games 2
3-5 games 1
no suspension 0
1-2 games 0


pleural eff u son (k3vin k.), Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:18 (eight years ago) link

metta is a piece of shit

call all destroyer, Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:23 (eight years ago) link

shit i thought i made this close tomorrow

anyway i think 5 games is a pretty safe bet. if it were up to me he'd be done for the season, dude is just a fucking dangerous crazy person

pleural eff u son (k3vin k.), Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:25 (eight years ago) link

ugh

╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩╮ (am0n), Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:27 (eight years ago) link

he should miss the first round of the playoffs at minimum.

unless the nba wants to implement my concussion punishment rule which is if you cause a concussion you're suspended for as long as the concussed player has to sit out.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:29 (eight years ago) link

good on thunder for keeping their cool

╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩╮ (am0n), Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:46 (eight years ago) link

I honestly don't think metta knew harden was there

but he should prob get 10+ games based on prior history

dayo, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:31 (eight years ago) link

His arm brushes him pretty solidly on the way forward, before he cocks the elbow, doesn't it?

boxall, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:36 (eight years ago) link

league can't have the lakers going out too soon amirite

mookieproof, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:39 (eight years ago) link

I honestly don't think metta knew harden was there
― dayo, Sunday, April 22, 2012 7:31 PM

disagree

am0n, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:43 (eight years ago) link

His arm brushes him pretty solidly on the way forward, before he cocks the elbow, doesn't it?

― boxall, Sunday, April 22, 2012 7:36 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

exactly. he knew someone was there

pleural eff u son (k3vin k.), Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:43 (eight years ago) link

found myself wishing that walton was doing the commentary

mookieproof, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:48 (eight years ago) link

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1076137/elbow.gif

am0n, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:49 (eight years ago) link

idk the stuff bynum does seems to be more intentional, although maybe not by much

dayo, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:51 (eight years ago) link

that gif p clearly shows intent to hit someone. i like metta world artest but this is indefensible

am0n, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:52 (eight years ago) link

He cocks his arm before he delivers the blow, for greater snap and impact. Absolutely it reads as intentional to me, but he does try to disguise it. Notice how he lifts his elbow in a mid-course correction to be sure it doesn't glance off harmlessly.

Aimless, Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:55 (eight years ago) link

i voted 10+ games - with other commissioners taking hard lines recently, and given MWP's priors, i bet stern sends a message

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Sunday, 22 April 2012 23:58 (eight years ago) link

yeah idk the more I think about it the more it looks intentional - 10+ games for sure

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:00 (eight years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:01 (eight years ago) link

lol @ 2 hour poll, awesome

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:02 (eight years ago) link

aimless is right about adjusting the path of the elbow

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:02 (eight years ago) link

imagine if that elbow nailed his temple O_O scary

am0n, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:02 (eight years ago) link

did harden do anything to provoke metta rage?

(it doesn't matter, but i'm curious)

mookieproof, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:03 (eight years ago) link

metta's been kinda unhinged this season in general - there were rumors earlier that other lakers players were actively scared of him in the locker room

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:04 (eight years ago) link

tempted to go into purple 'n' gold nation and find out what defenses laker fans are mounting

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:05 (eight years ago) link

WE WANT TACOS
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:07 pm Post subject:
I, for one, applaud Metta World War. Send a message. Harden had it coming to him with all that sh*t talking and cocky attitude. This play in the 80's/90's, would be play on.

League is so soft nowadays.

am0n, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:12 (eight years ago) link

Good Point - America has become a country of Wusses
Men have become way too soft.

by Buddahfan on Apr 22, 2012 4:16 PM PDT up reply  

Clay, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:22 (eight years ago) link

i didn't see any blood, so

mookieproof, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:37 (eight years ago) link

xp might be the "other" buddha, clay

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Monday, 23 April 2012 00:40 (eight years ago) link

10 games is a good number. I think it's what he'll get based on his prior history. I think 10 games is what Bynum should have received for the Barea hit, btw.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:53 (eight years ago) link

yeah I forgot that Bynum just takes off his shirt and walks off the court after the Barea hit. totally cold blooded

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 00:54 (eight years ago) link

the lesson, as always, is fuck the lakers

call all destroyer, Monday, 23 April 2012 01:17 (eight years ago) link

^^^
shd be obama's reelection platform
just come out the pres limo, with two middle fingers outstretched
shoves aside some laker fans
man FUCK the lakers
USA USA USA USA
4 more years
Obama 57% Romney 41%

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:19 (eight years ago) link

haha I honestly did not consider that k3v. I guess I associate weed w/ non-violence more than with masculine bs too tho.

Clay, Monday, 23 April 2012 01:19 (eight years ago) link

@MettaWorldPeace wrote:
I just watched the replay again..... Oooo.. My celebration of the dunk really was too much... Didn't even see James ..... Omg... Looks bad

@ MettaWorldPeace wrote:
Hope James Hardin is ok... I remember when I hit by Marc Gasol the same way.. I was spitting up blood and a headache during the game..

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 23 April 2012 01:35 (eight years ago) link

kinda lol mostly sad

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:47 (eight years ago) link

kinda bull mostly shit

EZ Snappin, Monday, 23 April 2012 01:49 (eight years ago) link

I went to youtube to look for marc gasol elbowing metta and found this instead lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyBLxlbOrDY

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 01:49 (eight years ago) link

oh yeah totally xp

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:53 (eight years ago) link

Didn't even see James

I'll believe that when pigs fly, MWP.

Aimless, Monday, 23 April 2012 01:56 (eight years ago) link

http://twitpic.com/9d0957

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:59 (eight years ago) link

even when MWP has been ranting positivity on camera it seems like denzel washington having a good time shooting the shit with scott glenn in training day

omar little, Monday, 23 April 2012 05:38 (eight years ago) link

one of the half time guys said he had asked to be referred to as ron artest again

lag∞n, Monday, 23 April 2012 05:48 (eight years ago) link

Wish a fan woulda thrown a beer at him, kicked things off proper like.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 23 April 2012 06:20 (eight years ago) link

Institutionalize that man please.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 23 April 2012 06:21 (eight years ago) link

All Thunder players should receive 100k bonuses from the league for not reacting.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 23 April 2012 06:22 (eight years ago) link

8 games.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 23 April 2012 06:24 (eight years ago) link

im guessing hes out for the playoffs at minimum

lag∞n, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:15 (eight years ago) link

oh hey this looks familiar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJiuPYUfWGg

am0n, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:53 (eight years ago) link

lakers h8 jj so bad

lag∞n, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:55 (eight years ago) link

see I ran my hands through my hair then I beat my chest, all perfectly innocent

lag∞n, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:35 (eight years ago) link

obvs point if you hit someone accidentally you usually react in an at least somewhat surprised manner instead of like not at all

lag∞n, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:36 (eight years ago) link

again, that doesn't necessarily apply to Metta World Peace

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:55 (eight years ago) link

I can recall being a kid and sitting around on a summer afternoon with a bunch of boys from my neighborhood, dreaming up various ways we could amuse ourselves if we had an unlimited supply of firecrackers.

NBA players are just as likely to sit around dreaming up ways to get away with throwing elbows or grabbing jerseys, without getting caught. Metta just auditioned a new way to throw an elbow at a head, but he discovered he wasn't a good enough actor to pull it off.

Aimless, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:02 (eight years ago) link

it looked intentional but reflexive, like he was pumped up, felt someone bump into him and just automatically reacted - which is not a defense, because if doing that is a reflex action for you then there's something wrong with you

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:26 (eight years ago) link

intentional but reflexive

this is rather a contradiction in terms. reflex is not intentional and intent is not reflexive.

Aimless, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:40 (eight years ago) link

picky picky - by "intentional" i meant "not accidental" and by "reflexive" i meant "he did it without thinking," not reflexive in a literal sense

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:49 (eight years ago) link

how long will metta be suspended for?

am0n, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:54 (eight years ago) link

"World Peace tossed for vicious elbow"

great headline

polyphonic, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:21 (eight years ago) link

A look at the worst fights, punches and cheap shots in NBA history:

1. Kermit Washington vs. Rudy Tomjanovich
With a fight already going on at midcourt of a 1977 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston, the Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich ran in to try to play peacemaker. Instead, he got one of the worst shots in sports history—a right hand from the Lakers' Kermit Washington, forever known around the NBA as "The Punch." Tomjanovich was unconscious and bleeding, eventually needing multiple operations to repair facial fractures. He also suffered a concussion and other serious injuries. Tomjanovich returned the next season, though was never the same player again.

2. Malice at the Palace
The most infamous brawl in NBA history started when Indiana's Ron Artest—years before changing his name to Metta World Peace—fouled Detroit's Ben Wallace late in a Nov. 19, 2004 game. Wallace shoved back, other players got involved and Artest wound up lying on the scorer's table. He even put on a pair of headphones at one point, while others on the court continued a battle of mostly words for over a minute. Then a fan threw a beverage on Artest, prompting him and teammate Stephen Jackson to head into the stands. "Someone started trouble," Artest said years later, "but I ended it."

3. Andrew Bynum vs. JJ Barea
With the Dallas Mavericks up 98-68 in Game 4 of a 2011 Western Conference playoff series and less than 9 minutes from a sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers, Barea drove down the lane for a layup. While airborne, the 6-foot, 175-pound Barea took a hard, deliberate right-arm shot from the 7-foot, 285-pound Bynum, sending the guard to the floor. Bynum was immediately ejected, and took his jersey off before leaving the court—getting walked off by Ron Artest.

4. Metta World Peace vs. James Harden
Metta World Peace—the former Ron Artest—found himself in yet another controversy on Sunday, a moment that started amid celebration. He had just dunked for the Lakers over Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka and was pounding his chest with his right arm. With James Harden directly next to him, World Peace raised his left elbow over Harden's shoulder and cleanly hit the Thunder guard in the back of the skull. Harden remained down for about a minute before going to the locker room and did not return to the game. Said World Peace: "I got real emotional and excited." He called his actions "unfortunate" and "unintentional."

5. Carmelo Anthony vs. Mardy Collins
Carmelo Anthony was the NBA's leading scorer on Dec. 16, 2006 when he and the Denver Nuggets visited Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks. With time running down and the Nuggets comfortably ahead, the Knicks' Mardy Collins committed a hard foul against Denver's J.R. Smith. Several players started pushing and shoving, and Anthony—who was being held back—broke free and threw a sucker punch toward Collins, earning a 15-game suspension. In all, 10 players were ejected.

6. Kevin McHale vs. Kurt Rambis
During Game 4 of the 1984 NBA finals, the Los Angeles Lakers' Kurt Rambis had a chance for a fast-break layup, with Boston's Gerald Henderson a step or two in front of him as he neared the basket. Rambis was clotheslined by the Celtics' Kevin McHale on the play, setting the tone for what became an extremely physical remainder of the finals. "Oh, look out," is how longtime Lakers announcer Chick Hearn described the play. The Celtics trailed in the series 2-1 at the time of the Rambis-McHale hit. They went on to win the title in seven games, starting with a victory in that pivotal Game 4.

7. Jason Smith vs. Blake Griffin
Earlier this season, in a game between the New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers, Griffin, one of the game's most spectacular dunkers, caught a pass near the top of the 3-point line and was sprinting toward the rim with 4:06 left in the fourth quarter. He never got airborne. Smith lowered his shoulder into Griffin, sending the Clippers' star sprawling. Griffin remained down for about 30 seconds, then was clearly groggy when he got to his feet. Smith walked through a courtside seating area to avoid three Clippers who confronted him moments after the hit, then raised his arm to acknowledge cheers from the crowd.

8. Robert Horry vs. Steve Nash
With 18.2 seconds left in a San Antonio-Phoenix playoff game in 2007, the Spurs were down three and had to foul. Horry went too far, however, using his forearm to send Nash flying into the lower part of the scorer's table. Horry walked away like nothing happened, and Nash—who was running at close to full speed when he was sent airborne—eventually got up as players from both teams pushed and shoved a bit more after the play.

9. P.J. Brown vs. Charlie Ward
The 1997 Miami-New York playoff series was filled with angst, which all boiled over in Game 5 after Brown and Ward were jostling for rebounding position during a Heat free throw attempt. Brown flipped the Knicks' guard over into a row of courtside photographers, sparking a melee that led to the suspensions of four New York players—Allan Houston, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and John Starks—for leaving their bench to join the fight. Those suspensions were ultimately upheld by a U.S. District Court judge.

10. Raja Bell vs. Kobe Bryant
In the 2006 playoffs between the Lakers and Phoenix Suns, Bryant had the ball at the top of the key and was being guarded by Bell. When Bryant made a move to his right, Bell took his left arm and wrapped it around the neck area of the Lakers guard, throwing him to the floor. It was one in a series of memorable dustups between Bryant and Bell, who later acknowledged a lack of judgment. Bryant apparently got over it—four years later, he was trying to lure Bell to sign with the Lakers.

am0n, Monday, 23 April 2012 22:46 (eight years ago) link

assuming chris childs on kobe didn't make that list because everybody approves

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 22:49 (eight years ago) link

rambis getting on his feet and promptly getting pushed into the crowd by worthy is pretty lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7r6vXeOfyQ

am0n, Monday, 23 April 2012 22:51 (eight years ago) link

Rambis just talked about this on First Take. He said this was just a regular foul to him. Nobody got suspended or ejected they just started playing again. Now you have Derrick Rose complaining about fouls that aren't even that bad. 
ESchneider513 1 week ago

blake griffin is gay for lesbians
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am0n, Monday, 23 April 2012 22:53 (eight years ago) link

6. Kevin McHale vs. Kurt Rambis
During Game 4 of the 1984 NBA finals, the Los Angeles Lakers' Kurt Rambis had a chance for a fast-break layup, with Boston's Gerald Henderson a step or two in front of him as he neared the basket. Rambis was clotheslined by the Celtics' Kevin McHale on the play, setting the tone for what became an extremely physical remainder of the finals. "Oh, look out," is how longtime Lakers announcer Chick Hearn described the play. The Celtics trailed in the series 2-1 at the time of the Rambis-McHale hit. They went on to win the title in seven games, starting with a victory in that pivotal Game 4.

didn't know that this gerald henderson is the father of the current gerald henderson!

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 22:58 (eight years ago) link

::waits for matt to come by and tell me 10 more cool facts about the hendersons::

dayo, Monday, 23 April 2012 23:05 (eight years ago) link

what's the holdup? waiting to see who the lakers' first-round opponent is?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:40 (eight years ago) link

Yeah. Waiting this long makes it appear the nba front office is weighing political factors having nothing to do with what happened on the court.

Aimless, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:53 (eight years ago) link

have i mentioned that metta not playing vs the nuggets could potentially be HUGE for denver?

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 18:46 (eight years ago) link

they should have listed 3. Andrew Bynum vs. JJ Barea, Michael Beasley, Gerald Wallace but the Beasley and Wallace hits didn't happen on national TV so who cares I guess.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:12 (eight years ago) link

barea was playoffs breh

dayo, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:13 (eight years ago) link

The Wallace one is arguably the worst since it came the closest to literally killing someone.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:14 (eight years ago) link

btw Jerry Stackhouse's 3 punch combo on Hornacek does not get enough love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZSXYMoEoeQ

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:15 (eight years ago) link

7 games

polyphonic, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:47 (eight years ago) link

2 years

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:56 (eight years ago) link

until world peace

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:58 (eight years ago) link

7 games

― polyphonic, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:47 PM (34 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh, this is actually what he got! i'm ok with this

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:22 (eight years ago) link

I think it's about right since six of them are playoff games. If it was all regular season I'd have preferred 10.

Clay, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:25 (eight years ago) link

one game + first round seems about right. if the lakers can manage to get by the first round, okc awaits :)

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:28 (eight years ago) link

tough but fair

lag∞n, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:31 (eight years ago) link

:( america

Clay, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:31 (eight years ago) link

jeez

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:33 (eight years ago) link

Metta World Peace
Yesterday
Matt Morris' Facebook account was deleted LMAO.. Mission accomplished. Thank you guys! And again..sorry for yesterday's incident. I surely didn't want to hit James.. Bad dunk celebration.. SORRY!

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:35 (eight years ago) link

baddunkcelebration.tumblr.com

Clay, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:37 (eight years ago) link

SORRY!

lag∞n, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:38 (eight years ago) link

Matt Morris will probably live long enough to regret that troll.

Aimless, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:41 (eight years ago) link

Matt Morris will probably live long enough to regret that troll.

― Aimless, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:41 PM (42 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i like this POV

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:42 (eight years ago) link

tough but fair

I shouldn't be laughing so hard at this and yet

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:46 (eight years ago) link

hey, there were two people involved in that incident and only one of them came away with a facebook account.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:50 (eight years ago) link

joke's on Mr. Morris; Metta's actually a libertarian.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:05 (eight years ago) link

you're bullshitting

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:21 (eight years ago) link

Laughing so hard at these last few exchanges.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:30 (eight years ago) link

it will be cool if he comes back for a 7th game and la the nba america wins

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:10 (eight years ago) link

david stern wins

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:22 (eight years ago) link

if his first game back is in OKC we may witness history

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:22 (eight years ago) link

http://oi43.tinypic.com/281535u.jpg

"tell the refs i win"

am0n, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:24 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

it will be cool if he comes back for a 7th game and la the nba america wins

― a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:10 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

david stern wins

― mookieproof, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:22 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

didn't watch, knew how this was gonna go.

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:17 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...
seven years pass...

this is the kind on NY post writing i can get behind

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