Oklahoma City Thunder: Why Metta World Peace’s Elbow Could Go Down in Infamy

May 1st, 2012 by Brad Ross Leave a reply »
James Harden is back on the court and playing well for the Oklahoma City Thunder. That’s a great thing, considering that he was the victim of a brutal elbow to the head from Metta World Peace just 10 days ago.

While Harden has now returned to the court and is playing well in these playoffs, World Peace has yet to reappear, after being slammed with a seven-game suspension by the NBA.

World Peace is a player who will probably always have a legacy of violence, and this particular elbow itself could very well be remembered as one of the worst plays in NBA history.

While the player formally known as Ron Artest will be primarily remembered for the Malice in the Palace brawl of 2004, this play is probably second on the Artest list for many reasons.


One thing that really seemed to enrage many is the fact that Artest elbowed Harden without really any provocation. Artest had just dunked over two Thunder players, and he was running back down the court. Harden was going to catch an inbound pass. They bumped and Artest responded by blindly throwing an elbow as hard as possible.

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