Mr. World Peace changed his name last year in order to show he'd rejected the hooliganism that got him in trouble as Ron Artest, but he's also coming off a seven-game suspension for a blind elbow.
May 17, 2012 – The Hoop Doctors Although this was obviously a completely inadvertent elbow from James Harden on Ron Artest last night, Karma is a bi@$h. Harden not only shakes Artest on the drive, but gives him the business end of the bow on the way past. I wish I could say I felt [...]
From the "can't make it up" department, comes the video below in which James Harden and the player formerly known as Ron Artest played a game of role-reversal. Metta World Peace, playing in just his third game since being suspended for...Show More Summary
The best revenge is living well. And an elbow to the face.
The player formerly known as Ron Artest hasn't shown a lot of remorse since hitting James Harden in the head with a vicious elbow at the end of the regular season. And now that the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder are playing...Show More Summary
May 15, 2012 – The Hoop Doctors On the night where Thunder’s James Harden was presented with the 6th Man of the Year award to an adoring crowd, is it a surprise they weren’t pleased to see Metta World Peace Ron Artest? They aren’t going to be quick to forget ‘elbowgate’…
If you said, back in 2004, that Ron Artest would change his name to Metta World Peace and be Kobe Bryant's most essential teammate, nearly everyone would have laughed at you. However, that is the case. World Peace has become a huge asset to the Lakers late in the season and in the playoffs so far. Show More Summary
Ron Artest (as I will only address him) is a good basketball player. He has made great contributions for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially when they won the NBA Championship in 2010 against the Boston Celtics. His star teammate, Kobe Bryant, praises him for what he brings to his team. Show More Summary
“We have a hulk.” It may not be the most poetic phrase, but it gets the job done well, especially when synching it to video of 6-7, 260 lbs., Lakers forward Metta World Peace (Ron Artest). The LA Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder will open the Western Conference semifinal series tonight in Oklahoma. Show More Summary
I never liked Ron Artest. I didn't like him at St. John's, I didn't like him as a Pacer, and I particularly don't like him as his new alter ego, Metta World Peace. I've thought of him as a wasted talent, a joke of a professional athlete, and basically an attention-grubbing man child. Show More Summary
The faces of all NBA players may be safe for the time being, as Ron Artest, a.k.a. Metta World Peace, is still serving his seven-game suspension for elbowing James Harden in the ace during an over-enthusiastic post-dunk celebration. The face of Conan O’Brien and his sidekick, Andy Richter, on the other hand, were at serious [...]
Metta World Peace, the athlete formerly known as Ron Artest, sat down with Conan O'Brien last night for his first lengthy interview since being suspended for hitting James Harden in the head with a vicious elbow. During the interview,...Show More Summary
Ron Artest On Conan Says Hypocrites Came Out On Air Bashing Him For Throwback Elbow On Harden We agree with Ron Artest on this one… and we said it when we reported on the elbow. It was a throwback type
I'm all about second chances. And third chances, because hey, I'm not perfect either. But for Mr. World Peace, the elbow mistake was the icing on a very large cake baked from a long, sordid history of NBA citations, fines and suspensions.
It’s amazing how so much can change in a short amount of time. It’s even more amazing when the thing that changes is the reigning defensive player of the year, and a two-time All-NBA third team member. For Ron Artest Metta World Peace...Show More Summary
On the surface, Ron Artest and Jennifer Hudson have nothing in common -- besides sharing melanin content. Still, the media is approaching both of their current controversies as ghetto, Black soap operas being aired around the world.
Ron Artest has a sense of humor.
So Laker fans...anything going on while I’ ve been away? Kidding! Obviously “the elbow of doom” is the big story. Or as I call it: The return of Ron Artest. Sigh. By now, everyone who follows basketball has seen the replay. I honestly can’t watch it anymore; it is so ugly. Show More Summary
Ron Artest is a dangerous lunatic. I can't wait to see what he does next. Because this, was hardly the last episode. Just call it #14. The NBA has basically given up as a league. Given up on being anything other than the crass commercial oligarchy that it is. The commish is making huge money. Show More Summary
Sports fans, especially NBA fans, are outraged by the cheap shot taken by Metta Word Peace — i.e., the Lakers forward formerly known as Ron Artest — that left Oklahoma City’s James Harden with a concussion on Sunday night. Though, ultimately, few are surprised. When Artest/World Peace announced his name change, many scoffed; the infamous [...]