The Metta World Peace elbow-gate of 2012 has outraged millions of sports fans, and it seems like the player formerly known as Ron Artest doesn’t understand why. He recorded a two minute podcast on iTunes talking about the seven gameShow More Summary
(Scott Johnson) The Artest formerly known as Ron is now known as Metta World Peace. There is a joke in there somewhere. World Peace plays in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. World Peace is not only a thug, he is a recidivist in his thuggery. Show More Summary
When World Peace went old-school Ron Artest on James Harden and elbowed him in the head, it was clear from the replays that it was intentional and vicious. The wind-up was extreme, the blow was very powerful and Artest never even checked to see if Harden was alright. Show More Summary
Metta World Peace, aka Ron Artest, aka the Los Angeles Lakers starting small forward and defensive enforcer, is suspended for the next seven games. The suspension will start with the Lakers' last home game against the Sacramento Kings and continue into the playoffs. Show More Summary
Ron Artest—aka Metta World Peace—has just been suspended seven games for his blatant elbow to James Harden's head. Somewhere, both David Stern and Stu Jackson think that to be an appropriate punishment for his flagrant disregard for his fellow competitors. Show More Summary
On Sunday, the world seemed right again, as Metta World Peace turned back into the Ron Artest of old by laying a vicious elbow to the side of James Harden’s [...]
Looks like your boy Metta is about to miss out on 7 games ($348K) worth of gwap!
The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has been suspended for swinging his left elbow hard into the head of an opponent on Sunday. He'll miss the last regular season game and part of the playoffs. Is that enough?
Atlanta Hawks defeat LA Clippers 109-102. It's a good day in Laker Land. First they learned they will be without Ron Artest for only seven games for his elbow to James Harden on Sunday afternoon. Then the Clippers decided to choke losing in Atlanta allowing the Lakers to clinch the third seed in the Western Conference. Show More Summary
A comprehensive, though by no means complete, look at selected incidents involving combustible Lakers forward Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) that resulted in suspensions, fines, or both. Anything but peaceful
In a season dominated by flopping, whining, waffling and tanking, NBA fans can ironically thank a man named Metta World Peace for returning sanity to professional basketball. Ron Artest’s elbow on James Harden in Sunday’s Lakers-Thunder...Show More Summary
The NBA has announced this evening that Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) has been suspended seven games for hitting James Harden in the head with his elbow. Commissioner David Stern explained the length of the suspension...Show More Summary
With one blow to James Harden's head, Metta World Peace went from being a cute name and a cute story to being the biggest misnomer in professional sports. The elbow that World Peace delivered to Harden's head on Sunday was as brutal as any you're going to see in a professional basketball game. Show More Summary
(Ilya Somin) On Sunday, LA Lakers forward Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) viciously elbowed James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Because of his previous history of on-court violence, many commentators are urging the NBA to give Peace a chance to experience a severe punishment greater than would normally be imposed for such an [...]
Metta World Peace has a new name, but was his elbow evidence that he's still the same old Ron Artest? I don't think so. While the action was incredibly stupid, in my opinion, it is the perfect example of getting much more than you bargained for. Show More Summary
The not-so-peaceful elbow that Ron Artest, a.k.a. Metta World Peace, delivered to the head of James Harden was one of the most talked about stories in sports from the past weekend. It would therefore only make sense for this wild on-court incident that unfolded during Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma [...]
At least, not surly anyway. Drew Magary is one of my favorite writers, but I'm solidly in disagreement with his "Why Did We Ever Think Ron Artest Was Interesting?" Deadspin post. The gist is that Magary once enjoyed Artest as something of a lovable, genuine goof, and Sunday's elbow on James Harden shattered such illusions. Show More Summary
Metta World Peace finally did it. He out Rodmanned Dennis Rodman. World Peace is now officially the craziest man to ever play in the NBA. When I first heard the news that Ron Artest legally changed his name to Metta World Peace in September of 2011 I immediately wondered how long it would take before his name change became sad irony. Show More Summary
New identity. It's a theme ripe for exploration, as the TV show Mad Men has only been too happy to show us for five seasons of insight into Dick Whitman-turned Don Draper and all that has come with that dynamic. Metta World Peace had us going there for a minute. Show More Summary
Your viral video of the day that doesn't involve Ron Artest's elbow.