Metta World Peace
Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.
Metta World Peace made his return from a seven-game suspension in front of a home crowd eager for him to help the Los Angeles Lakers survive a first-round playoff scare and advance with a thrilling Game 7 victory.
Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series.
Suspended Lakers forward Metta World Peace will appear on the late-night comedy show “Conan” in his first extended one-on-one interview since he elbowed the Thunder’s James Harden in the head.
Metta World Peace got busy tweeting to his 324,000+ followers on Friday night: (Most recent on top) “I’m out socially right now..Lots of girls.. Just conversation.. But they scared to sit next to me.The afraid of my elbows.Not a good feeling”
Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Laker formerly known as Ron Artest, is speaking out about his seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City’s James Harden.
Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven games without pay for elbowing Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden, the NBA has announced.
James Harden has not yet been cleared to play after suffering a concussion when he took an elbow to the head from the Lakers’ Metta World Peace.
Thunder forward James Harden underwent tests Monday following his concussion in the previous day’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
The Lakers jersey says World Peace on the back. The player wearing it is still Ron Artest, and he’s in trouble again with the NBA.
Lakers forward Metta World Peace has been ejected for elbowing Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head.
Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 30 rebounds, the most in an NBA game this season, and the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t need Kobe Bryant to blow out the San Antonio Spurs 98-84 Wednesday night.
Pau Gasol scored seven of his 20 points in the final 5:20 and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 86-78 on Tuesday night.
Drew Gooden scored 23 points and the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks made sure the Lakers’ road struggles continued, beating Los Angeles 100-89 on Saturday night.
Ron Artest used to be maybe the best defender in basketball. He used to be a pretty great scorer too. But as skills tend to do, he’s slipped as he’s gotten older. At 32, that’s a pretty good excuse as to why maybe the man now known as Metta World Peace isn’t quite the ball stopper he once was.