PDA

View Full Version : Metta World Peace's Elbow on James Harden



Pages : [1] 2 3 4

ElFuturoDeESPN
04-22-2012, 04:40 PM
Just absolutely bush league, one of the biggest cheap shots I've seen EVER. There should be zero tolerance on bull**** moves like this.

Edit: Found a link to a crappy video just so everyone that hasn't can see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyqhF7WoBTU

Giraffes Rule
04-22-2012, 04:41 PM
wut

DerekRE_3
04-22-2012, 04:41 PM
Didn't see it, but I'm sure whatever it was he learned from Bynum.

Ebbs
04-22-2012, 04:43 PM
link I missed it? I agree though I hate him immensely. He has been a stain on the league for years.

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-22-2012, 04:43 PM
You're right, instead, they should bring back Ron Artest.

ElFuturoDeESPN
04-22-2012, 04:43 PM
Intentionally elbowed James Harden in the temple. It'll be all over the news later tonight.

Searching youtube for a video but not coming up with anything yet.

llemon
04-22-2012, 04:44 PM
A great video moment

tcav701
04-22-2012, 04:44 PM
He'll be watching the playoffs from home.

The Final Boss
04-22-2012, 04:45 PM
Harden instigated it. The refs were letting OKC get away with physical play and it was only a matter of time before Metta World, Barnes, or Bynum hit back. How did Harden's clown *** get hit in the side of the face but grab the top of his head in agony? :laugh:

Kevj77
04-22-2012, 04:45 PM
Huge suspension coming. Reminded me of the elbow Karl Malone hit David Robinson with.

ElFuturoDeESPN
04-22-2012, 04:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyqhF7WoBTU

xk4
04-22-2012, 04:46 PM
Elbow was dirty and should get him suspended for multiple games, maybe even the year

The fighting stance at half court should get him thrown out of the league

scumbag

i'myourdaddy
04-22-2012, 04:47 PM
Harden instigated it. The refs were letting OKC get away with physical play and it was only a matte rof time before Metta World, Barnes, or Bynum hit back. How did Harden's clown *** get hit in the side of the face but grab the top of his head in agony? :laugh:

stop being a homer :facepalm: this aint mma

Bucks360
04-22-2012, 04:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyqhF7WoBTU here it is

Giraffes Rule
04-22-2012, 04:47 PM
Ok I saw it. Not as bad as what Bynum did in the playoffs last year imo.

bucketss
04-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Intentionally elbowed James Harden in the temple. It'll be all over the news later tonight.

Searching youtube for a video but not coming up with anything yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyqhF7WoBTU

bigsams50
04-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Harden instigated it. The refs were letting OKC get away with physical play and it was only a matte rof time before Metta World, Barnes, or Bynum hit back. How did Harden's clown *** get hit in the side of the face but grab the top of his head in agony? :laugh:

How can you possibly try to defend that? :confused:

redsox0717
04-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Wow. Given his history I wouldn't be surprised with a 25 game suspension

ElFuturoDeESPN
04-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Harden instigated it. The refs were letting OKC get away with physical play and it was only a matte rof time before Metta World, Barnes, or Bynum hit back. How did Harden's clown *** get hit in the side of the face but grab the top of his head in agony? :laugh:

You're joking me, right? When, in the history of sports, has it been okay to elbow another player in the frickin' temple? So apparently if a game gets overly physical then it's okay to start throwin' 'bows? Whatever you say, Jon Jones.

I hated Lakers fans before, but the nerve that you people had.. to cheer World Peace as he walked off the court. Just an absolutely disgusting and shameful display.

effen5
04-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Wow. Given his history I wouldn't be surprised with a 25 game suspension

Exactly what i said, they should have removed him after the palace brawl.

Cal827
04-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Don't worry... the Elbow was approved by the UN.





...... Serious note, absolutely appalling, who would have thought that World Peace would lead to violence? :D
Should be done for the rest of the season.

trini_knickfan
04-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Harden instigated it. The refs were letting OKC get away with physical play and it was only a matte rof time before Metta World, Barnes, or Bynum hit back. How did Harden's clown *** get hit in the side of the face but grab the top of his head in agony? :laugh:

Wow so someone getting a concussion or injured is okay it seems by your comments. Classy response!

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 04:49 PM
He's getting suspended for sure. James did bump him, but he could have retaliated with a push or something. Elbow was unnecessary.

topdog
04-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Then, the Lakers' crowd boos the flagrant 2 and cheers as MWP leaves. Classless.

bholly
04-22-2012, 04:50 PM
Looked like neck and head (ear-level or behind/below) to me, rather than temple, but that's no excuse. Gross move. Only question is how long the suspension will be.

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 04:50 PM
classless play from a classless player. doesn't surprise me at all.

Q-TIP
04-22-2012, 04:50 PM
It's so ironic that his legal name is World Peace.

Cal827
04-22-2012, 04:50 PM
You're joking me, right? When, in the history of sports, has it been okay to elbow another player in the frickin' temple? So apparently if a game gets overly physical then it's okay to start throwin' 'bows? Whatever you say, Jon Jones.

I hated Lakers fans before, but the nerve that you people had.. to cheer World Peace as he walked off the court. Just an absolutely disgusting and shameful display.

You clearly haven't watched the Pittsburgh/Philly series in the NHL lol

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 04:50 PM
Wow so someone getting a concussion or injured is okay it seems by your comments. Classy response!

He's a Laker fan.. what do you expect.

Ebbs
04-22-2012, 04:51 PM
links aren't working :(

knicks=love
04-22-2012, 04:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgB2e5AQiYw

Discuss.

Soonerule
04-22-2012, 04:54 PM
absolutely

The Final Boss
04-22-2012, 04:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_4Ic4R0bxg

YouCan'tBeatLA
04-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Had Blake Griffin done this, it would have probably been a hard foul or flagrant 1. Harden deserved it for the ***** *** that he is.

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 04:54 PM
whoever thinks it was an accident is a moron.

McPeak92
04-22-2012, 04:55 PM
clearly

tcav701
04-22-2012, 04:55 PM
If it were unintentional, you think he would stop and check on him.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 04:56 PM
I'm not defending Ron Artest but if you see the video harden came in close to him and might have said something to him.

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 04:56 PM
lol LA fans never cease to amaze me.

Bears99
04-22-2012, 04:56 PM
10 game suspension

topdog
04-22-2012, 04:56 PM
Had Blake Griffin done this, it would have probably been a hard foul or flagrant 1. Harden deserved it for the ***** *** that he is.

Stay classy LA!

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 04:57 PM
I'm not defending Ron Artest but if you see the video harden came in close to him and might have said something to him.

And it would be fine is Artest pushed him or something. This was just stupid of him.

ChiTown Cubbies
04-22-2012, 04:57 PM
http://realtalkny.uproxx.com/2012/04/topic/topic/videos/video-ron-artest-aka-world-peace-knocks-out-james-harden-with-an-elbow/

MarkieMark48
04-22-2012, 04:57 PM
what a piece of work that scum is.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 04:57 PM
Stay classy LA!

One person doesn't define all of us.

effen5
04-22-2012, 04:57 PM
You clearly haven't watched the Pittsburgh/Philly series in the NHL lol

I have a huge problem with the NHL officials. How do they throw out Paul Bissonnette for a wardrobe malfunction but not give Torres anything for the hit on Hossa?

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 04:58 PM
And it would be fine is Artest pushed him or something. This was just stupid of him.

I agree that was a bone head move by him.

Teeboy1487
04-22-2012, 04:58 PM
It was horrible. This is just a game. It's not worth anyone losing their life out there. That's how dangerous that elbow was. I'm really disappointed in Metta. He really cleaned up his act too.

shep33
04-22-2012, 04:58 PM
As a Laker fan, it was intentional. However, I don't think he knew it was Harden, he was just so jacked up.

He turned into Ron there. Hope Harden is okay

effen5
04-22-2012, 04:58 PM
lol @ la fans trying to defend artest on this one. He was a 100 percent wrong in this one.

Edit: Some LA Fans....not all.

JWO35
04-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Suspend him for the 1st round of the Playoffs and half of the next one too... completely unacceptable regardless of what Harden did :pity:

85BearsDefense
04-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Elbow was dirty and should get him suspended for multiple games, maybe even the year

The fighting stance at half court should get him thrown out of the league

scumbag

Really so if someone was coming to fight you, you'd just Stand there like a clown? Lol the stupidity of people on this site makes me laugh.

redwhitenblue
04-22-2012, 05:00 PM
I think it's being slightly overblown, was it deserving of ejection and suspension-absolutely. All playoffs? Not really. As for the fighting stance at half court, I have no problem, multiple OKC players were understandbly running towards him angry, it's a natural reaction and should not be punished.

xk4
04-22-2012, 05:00 PM
Nobody was coming to fight him.

NYCkid12
04-22-2012, 05:00 PM
Then, the Lakers' crowd boos the flagrant 2 and cheers as MWP leaves. Classless.

in the laker fans defense i dont think the replay was shown after the play so I dont think they saw how dirty it actually was...with all the flopping around the league you cant blame them for thinking it was an overreaction if they didnt see it right away

justinnum1
04-22-2012, 05:00 PM
dirty mother ****er

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:00 PM
Your right, i should be more receptive to assault.

Who assaulted you this a sports forum.

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 05:00 PM
It was horrible. This is just a game. It's not worth anyone losing their life out there. That's how dangerous that elbow was. I'm really disappointed in Metta. He really cleaned up his act too.

Agreed. I'm sure Harden has a concussion or something.

justinnum1
04-22-2012, 05:01 PM
ira
LeBron James, who was being stretched in the locker room at the time, on Artest's elbow to Harden, "That's the craziest s--t I've ever seen."

at least the first 2 games of the playoffs

knicks=love
04-22-2012, 05:01 PM
whoever thinks it was an accident is a moron.

riv.. :laugh2:

Davidgta1
04-22-2012, 05:01 PM
Lakers had a bounty on his ***.

leedsjay
04-22-2012, 05:01 PM
As a Laker fan, it was intentional. However, I don't think he knew it was Harden, he was just so jacked up.

He turned into Ron there. Hope Harden is okay

It doesn't matter one iota who he thought it was. Hes a scumbag and should be thrown out of the league

Lakers + Giants
04-22-2012, 05:01 PM
Didn't see it, but I'm sure whatever it was he learned from Bynum.

It's funny how you hate bynum so much haha? Is it cuz he's better than DMC?

Pakman
04-22-2012, 05:02 PM
I think he meant to hit him. On the side of the head with that force, I'm not so sure.

topdog
04-22-2012, 05:02 PM
One person doesn't define all of us.

1. I did not say all of LA

2. Multiple posters with LA references in their names have said some really stupid things about Harden "deserving it" and the majority of fans in the stand booed MWP's ejection and cheered him as he left.

To me, that justifies a general statement.

tcav701
04-22-2012, 05:02 PM
Who assaulted you this a sports forum.

Me??? Nobody.

I was talking bout the assault we all witnessed.

king4day
04-22-2012, 05:02 PM
Harden got in his face but probably not maliciously. Artest elbowed him for sure but wasn't looking. I think the intent was to hit him hard but I don't think he meant to get a direct hit to his head like he did.

dalton749
04-22-2012, 05:02 PM
he had it comin

redwhitenblue
04-22-2012, 05:03 PM
Nobody was coming to fight him.
He doesn't know that, it's a natural reaction when you have one person-much less 2 or 3-coming at you in anger to prepare to defend yourself. He knows he did something wrong and they were going to be upset, you don't punish a human reaction. You punish the elbow.

AI
04-22-2012, 05:03 PM
He needs to be suspended for the entire first round, obvious cheapshot.

Gators123
04-22-2012, 05:03 PM
What a *****.

Phenomenonsense
04-22-2012, 05:03 PM
Stay classy Laker Fans lmao.

AI
04-22-2012, 05:04 PM
Obviously it was intentional.

D-Leethal
04-22-2012, 05:04 PM
I think Ron is just a loose cannon. I don't think he wanted to maliciously hurt anyone but I also think he intentionally swung the elbow.....if that makes any sense I'm not sure.

PleaseBeNice
04-22-2012, 05:04 PM
That hit to the temple was hard enough to cause to serious head trauma. He needs to be suspended for a LONG time and fined a huge amount

blastmasta26
04-22-2012, 05:04 PM
I still don't know what "bush league" refers to.

Carey
04-22-2012, 05:04 PM
I'm not defending Ron Artest but if you see the video harden came in close to him and might have said something to him.

Harden was coming back to receive the inbounds pass, i didnt see his mouth open at all...

I'm not sure if MWP went purposely for the head, im hoping he didnt, but things happen when you throw a wild elbow.

TrueFan420
04-22-2012, 05:04 PM
Dirty

topdog
04-22-2012, 05:05 PM
in the laker fans defense i dont think the replay was shown after the play so I dont think they saw how dirty it actually was...with all the flopping around the league you cant blame them for thinking it was an overreaction if they didnt see it right away

W don't knw for sure, but I will say that generally when a guy is down for a minute or two and he heads to the locker room you give him the benefit of the doubt as far as flopping goes.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Me??? Nobody.

I was talking bout the assault we all witnessed.

:confused: I thought you said you were assaulted

TimbaWolvez
04-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Bounty Gate V.2!!! I love it. I like both teams, but OKC talks a lot of trash and the Lakers wont take it. OWNED!

D-Leethal
04-22-2012, 05:06 PM
Just like in the court of law your prior offenses have got to matter. I love Ron because he reps NY like no other but he needs to be suspended for a very long time for this. Hes too much of a loose cannon to allow out there in an intense, physical game.

PurpleJesus28
04-22-2012, 05:06 PM
Absolutely intentional. I don't see him getting outta this with out some sort of suspension. That's about as blatant as blatant can be.

BlinkManJan02
04-22-2012, 05:06 PM
Fool.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:06 PM
Don't be a ***** about it. All Laker fans are ****-tier fans.

Hey now that is uncalled for, that should be an infraction

Phenomenonsense
04-22-2012, 05:06 PM
Do any of you clowns know how to read? When did I defend Metta World? I simply stated the truth- it was only a matter of time before someone retaliated. Don't be hypocrites and jock old school players and ***** about how the game has changed then get up in arms about Metta World being hard nosed. What he did was wrong, but Harden knew what would happen when he tried to walk through him.

Btw, don't watch if you have a problem with Metta World. I guess some people have nothing better to do than watch other cities teams play ball. I'll be damned if I'm spending my Sunday watch the Knicks @ Miami or Phoenix @ Philly.

I'm sure you should be the spokesman for your people so you can take back whoever your entire race is back to the stoneage.

black1605
04-22-2012, 05:06 PM
Definitely intentional. Definitely deserves a hefty suspension and fine.

MarkieMark48
04-22-2012, 05:06 PM
of course it was. Hes got mental problems that need to be addressed before being allowed to play in another NBA game.

NYKalltheway
04-22-2012, 05:07 PM
he needs to be renamed back... World Peace my ***

Phenomenonsense
04-22-2012, 05:08 PM
Hey now that is uncalled for, that should be an infraction

Lol Your entire fanbase cheers for MWP as he exits. You tell me if it's uncalled for.

Jint.
04-22-2012, 05:08 PM
turrible..

mobbdeep
04-22-2012, 05:09 PM
http://dwizzlesworld.blogspot.com/2012/04/metta-world-peace-aka-ron-artest-elbows.html

Wow that was truly done on purpose. Don't tell me he got excited and was an accident lol.

It's not even the NBA Playoffs yet!!! Can't wait it will be like the NHL playoffs with vicious cheap shot hits!

black1605
04-22-2012, 05:09 PM
Harden not coming back to the game.

mobbdeep
04-22-2012, 05:10 PM
what if perkins goes after Kobe later with a elbow lol

_KB24_
04-22-2012, 05:11 PM
5 games.

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 05:11 PM
Concussion for sure.. not surprised here.

I can see Stern giving this guy 10 games.

tcav701
04-22-2012, 05:11 PM
If Harden misses anytime, Artest should miss 10 games ON TOP of however many games Harden misses.

Phenomenonsense
04-22-2012, 05:12 PM
If Harden misses anytime, Artest should miss 10 games ON TOP of however many games Harden misses.

Exactly.

FraziersKnicks
04-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Final Boss fails

Pakman
04-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Normally I would be disappointed in a player, but since it was harden I'll allow it.

Testaverde16
04-22-2012, 05:13 PM
as a laker fan, i doubt they kick him out, but I am fine with however long the suspension is. seemed like he had turned himself around pretty well, but there is no place for that, and his reputation is already as bad as there is in the league.

here's to a quick recovery for harden.

ManRam
04-22-2012, 05:13 PM
I think punishing based on how badly someone got hurt isn't really the right way to go. It's the act that's the problem. You can have just as malicious of an act with no resulting injury...but the act itself is just as bad.

However, I wouldn't care one bit if they took Harden's concussion into consideration when doling out the suspension and fine.

shep33
04-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Artest just lost it. He's been mentally unstable for some time now.

The Final Boss
04-22-2012, 05:13 PM
:confused: Aren't you a real madrid fan? Do you live in Spain? :rolleyes:

I lived in Madrid until I moved to Santa Monica. Nice to know I have another follower. You're embarrassing yourself. :facepalm:

naps
04-22-2012, 05:14 PM
If anyone here is defending Artest, you would think that person sees a psychiatrist on a regular basis.

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 05:14 PM
Harden has a concussion because of Artest's idiocy. suspended his dumbass for the playoffs and make an example of this ****in douche lord.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:16 PM
a few? I've seen alot of Laker fans approving of what Artest did. don't undersell it. It's ALOT of Laker fans.

NOT ALL, get it through your head.

Hawkeye15
04-22-2012, 05:17 PM
any Laker fan defending him should be utterly and completely embarrassed of yourself.

MINIMUM 10 games on that.

NYC DRUMMER
04-22-2012, 05:17 PM
wow.............. That was really f^%ked up, but not surprising !!!!! Well............. Since metta world war is gonna be vacationing for abit, kobe should give metta the address of that place in colorado so he can assualt and rape a maid as well !!!!!

Soonerule
04-22-2012, 05:17 PM
If the NBA is serious about controlling cheap crap like this, suspend Artest 5 games for each game Harden misses. That elbow was wrong on so many levels it is difficult to count. Considering his history, no penalty the NBA comes up with will be too severe.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:18 PM
I thought you were talking about the people in the Lakers forum. The majority of the fans at Staples are plain stupid.

They didn't see the replay but I agree that they are stupid to cheer something like that.

JWO35
04-22-2012, 05:18 PM
IDK Where all this "Mentally Unstable" crap is coming from... regardless of the man's condition that was a punk *** move PERIOD.

Pakman
04-22-2012, 05:19 PM
Nerds.

The Final Boss
04-22-2012, 05:19 PM
I guess Metta World has been spending too much time with Jon Jones.

netsgiantsyanks
04-22-2012, 05:19 PM
i want to see the video before i judge.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:20 PM
IDK Where all this "Mentally Unstable" crap is coming from... regardless of the man's condition that was a punk *** move PERIOD.

agreed, very reminiscent of blake griffin's elbow to pau's face.

jim51990
04-22-2012, 05:20 PM
should be suspended for the rest of the season including play offs
and be forced to undergo anger management treatment to remain in the league

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:20 PM
Nerds.

Who?

xk4
04-22-2012, 05:20 PM
Considering his history, no penalty the NBA comes up with will be too severe.

Exactly.

If it was anybody but Ron Artest, a flagrant two and multiple game suspension would probably be sufficient. But how many chances do you give a guy?

Delonte West has mental problems. When he gives a guy a wet willie, that's kind of humorous, but it completely warrants a technical. If Delonte West purposefully elbowed a guy in the temple tomorrow, I'd want him out of the league too

LakersMaster24
04-22-2012, 05:20 PM
i want to see the video before i judge.

http://www.iamagm.com/news/2012/04/22/ugly.incident.metta.world.peace.throws.dirty.elbow .james.harden.almost.throws.down

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 05:21 PM
Brooks should get Perkins to ****in flatten Kobe next time he goes up for a dunk.

Soonerule
04-22-2012, 05:21 PM
The fans at Staples were not shown the replay like they were showing it on TV, I'm not a Laker fan, but I deal with a lot of people from California daily and I know they will be disgusted when they really see what happened.

LakersMaster24
04-22-2012, 05:21 PM
It was a bad move no matter how you look at it. I expect a 3 to 5 game suspension.

ManRam
04-22-2012, 05:21 PM
http://i.minus.com/igsXWoHBUSkwV.gif

I almost wanted to give Ron some benefit of the doubt, but I can't. He showed no reaction after he hit Harden that suggests that he didn't mean to do it. If I mistakenly wailed my elbow at someone, I'm sure I'd react a bit differently than that. But again, it's Ron, so using my self as a reference makes no sense...since he's wired differently.

netsgiantsyanks
04-22-2012, 05:22 PM
pretty violent, but it seems like he was excited as **** and didn't realize what he really did. given artest's craziness, i'm pretty sure he doesn't give a **** anyway. suspension/fine definitely coming.

Pakman
04-22-2012, 05:22 PM
Nerds.

Who?everyone. From both sides if the argument. If this happened in ANY arena the fans would cheer their OWN player as he left. Grow a pair people.

LeMarcus
04-22-2012, 05:22 PM
[QUOTE=agreed, very reminiscent of blake griffin's elbow to pau's face.[/QUOTE]

Not even close

ManRam
04-22-2012, 05:23 PM
Another follower. I don't even know who you obscure people are. :laugh:

Again, what Metta World did was wrong, but it was only a matter of time until someone retaliated due to the physical nature of the game.

Retaliated to what? A slight bump?

JayW_1023
04-22-2012, 05:24 PM
If it was another player the league would probably give him 10 games. But RON ARTEST has done this before, so I expect a zero tolerance suspension for the entire postseason.

The World Peace moniker looks like a bad joke now, as if it wasn't already a bad joke.

eibbor
04-22-2012, 05:24 PM
Wow 69 members and 222 guests viewing this ****! lol


Anyways, that was blatant and regardless of how Harden is.. I think the intent is what matters. I like MWP too, but that is just ridiculous.

I could see him out for more than just a first round series, but who knows..

ManRam
04-22-2012, 05:24 PM
I do think it's silly to suggest that only Laker fans would cheer that. I'd imagine most every stadium would react the same way to identical plays. They're caught up in the moment, they may have or may have not seen replays, and Ron was visibly making motions to pump the crowd up. It's stupid, but it's the nature of rooting for sports.

Beltrans Mole
04-22-2012, 05:25 PM
Apparently it's standard protocol to absolutely whack someone in the head with an elbow when someone bumps into after you score a basket on them. Yeah that totally happens all of the time...

Chacarron
04-22-2012, 05:25 PM
I do think it's silly to suggest that only Laker fans would cheer that. I'd imagine most every stadium would react the same way to identical plays. They're caught up in the moment, they may have or may have not seen replays, and Ron was visibly making motions to pump the crowd up. It's stupid, but it's the nature of rooting for sports.

And apparently most Lakers fans don't like James Harden. Probably cus he has spanked Kobe in recent H2H matchups.

Blitzbolt
04-22-2012, 05:26 PM
Harden is a trash talker that's what you get if you trash talk to CRAZY guys like Metta Tony Allen ect.. ect..

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:26 PM
everyone. From both sides if the argument. If this happened in ANY arena the fans would cheer their OWN player as he left. Grow a pair people.

Agree, People saying that only Laker fans would do that are morons

Soonerule
04-22-2012, 05:27 PM
what if perkins goes after Kobe later with a elbow lol

Perkins isn't the one I am worried about, it's Westbrook, he is pretty jacked up..

Phenomenonsense
04-22-2012, 05:27 PM
:facepalm: Your ground metaphor was laughable. Just like in Race if you see something a black, white, Asian etc doing something bad you don't say that they're all like that, that would be ignorant. Your logic is discombobulated

If you see ONE person doing something it is silly. I just saw 90% of the capacity of staples center cheer it on. That is a lot more than one. I have seen just as many if not more people from your laker's forum come here and defend the action in ANY capacity than those condemning the action.

tcav701
04-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Word is, people at the Laker game have NOT been shown the replay.

If that's the case, they deserve a pass for their reaction.

justinnum1
04-22-2012, 05:29 PM
Word is, people at the Laker game have NOT been shown the replay.

If that's the case, they deserve a pass for their reaction.

I dont think home arenas usually show replays when the foul is on a home player. They never do at AAA

The Final Boss
04-22-2012, 05:29 PM
Retaliated to what? A slight bump?

No, not the bump (which was really Harden trying to walk through Metta World, but we'll call it a bump for arguments sake), OKC was getting away with an awful lot of off the ball nonsense. I watch the entire court, not just the player with the marble. If you watch a replay of the game you'll see what I'm talking about.

tcav701
04-22-2012, 05:30 PM
I dont think home arenas usually show replays when the foul is on a home player. They never do at AAA

Exactly, so they may not have seen the obvious intent involved with the elbow.

They may have just assumed Harden flopped.

The Final Boss
04-22-2012, 05:30 PM
everyone. From both sides if the argument. If this happened in ANY arena the fans would cheer their OWN player as he left. Grow a pair people.

I'm not sure who you support, but you're one of the only realists in this discussion.

ManRam
04-22-2012, 05:31 PM
No, not the bump (which was really Harden trying to walk through Metta World, but we'll call it a bump for arguments sake), OKC was getting away with an awful lot of off the ball nonsense. I watch the entire court, not just the player with the marble. If you watch a replay of the game you'll see what I'm talking about.

OK. So he retaliated by swinging an elbow at Harden because "OKC was getting away with an awful lot of off the ball nonsense". That makes sense?

So, to properly respond to "off the ball nonsense" you do something more nonsensically. Again, this is a logic fail.

BigBongTheory
04-22-2012, 05:31 PM
I didn't think it was that bad at first, obviously it was a full swing. i don't know all of what he was thinking there but that was really uncalled for, yes he should be suspended. He's been playing so good for us lately too, His reputation in LA has been great besides for a few mishaps but this isn't good.

I am starting to think people don't understand where the "temple" is on the human head though, he was nowhere near his temple lol. Either way it was a douchebag move.

topdog
04-22-2012, 05:31 PM
Way to go OKC! Open up a 16pt lead! I like how they are handling this.

If I was in the NBA as a player I would petition MWP to be gone because I would not want to be on the court with someone who can go off at any minute and threaten my health with a cheap shot.

The Final Boss
04-22-2012, 05:33 PM
Most of the fans at the game are drunk, so I'm still having trouble understanding why they're generalized. I guess it has to do with them being from Los Angeles. Idk.

eibbor
04-22-2012, 05:33 PM
I didn't think it was that bad at first, obviously it was a full swing. i don't know all of what he was thinking there but that was really uncalled for, yes he should be suspended. He's been playing so good for us lately too, His reputation in LA has been great besides for a few mishaps but this isn't good.

I am starting to think people don't understand where the "temple" is on the human head though, he was nowhere near his temple lol. Either way it was a douchebag move.

Looked like it was behind and a little below his ear to me.

Either way, I bet his brain took a ride. An elbow like that might kill an elephant.

bigsams50
04-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Most of the fans at the game are drunk, so I'm still having trouble understanding why they're generalized. I guess it has to do with them being from Los Angeles. Idk.

I actually agree with this. Most fans at any stadium would have had the same reaction.

The Final Boss
04-22-2012, 05:34 PM
OK. So he retaliated by swinging an elbow at Harden because "OKC was getting away with an awful lot of off the ball nonsense". That makes sense?

So, to properly respond to "off the ball nonsense" you do something more nonsensically. Again, this is a logic fail.

Harden was not simply trying to gather an inbound pass. He distinctly tried to walk through Metta World. What Metta World did was wrong, but don't be biased.

topdog
04-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Word is, people at the Laker game have NOT been shown the replay.

If that's the case, they deserve a pass for their reaction.

None-the-less, it is standard practice at arenas I have seen that you cheer for a player when he gets up after being on the floor for an extended period and you may boo the ejection but you don't cheer for Artest as he leaves as if he's done something good.

eibbor
04-22-2012, 05:35 PM
Mike Brown said he didn't see it. If that's true it's likely the crowd didn't either.

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 05:35 PM
None-the-less, it is standard practice at arenas I have seen that you cheer for a player when he gets up after being on the floor for an extended period and you may boo the ejection but you don't cheer for Artest as he leaves as if he's done something good.

exactly.

bholly
04-22-2012, 05:36 PM
I think punishing based on how badly someone got hurt isn't really the right way to go. It's the act that's the problem. You can have just as malicious of an act with no resulting injury...but the act itself is just as bad.

However, I wouldn't care one bit if they took Harden's concussion into consideration when doling out the suspension and fine.

This. Tying the punishment to the outcome is bad - it should be for the act. The penalty should be HEAVY regardless of how badly hurt Harden is.
I'd say for that sort of thing, a concussion is the expected/feared outcome, so it should be x games + whatever the longest amount of time you can reasonably expected recovery to be is.
If Harden is lucky and ends up being okay, MWP shouldn't be let off easier because of it.

What's the range of expected recovery times for a concussion?

kenzo400
04-22-2012, 05:36 PM
I don't understand Artest. He changed his name to "Metta World Peace" this year and he has become more violent than ever. lol how ironic

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:37 PM
exactly.

May I remind you and everyone of the jason smith foul on blake

tcav701
04-22-2012, 05:37 PM
None-the-less, it is standard practice at arenas I have seen that you cheer for a player when he gets up after being on the floor for an extended period and you may boo the ejection but you don't cheer for Artest as he leaves as if he's done something good.

I am not defending their cheers, I am simply claiming they may have been oblivious to the facts.

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 05:38 PM
From Ken Berger.

Trevor Ariza got one game for this elbow that didn't even connect with DeMar DeRozan in '09. #NBA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrgd5v184Xs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

BigBongTheory
04-22-2012, 05:38 PM
Looked like it was behind and a little below his ear to me.

Either way, I bet his brain took a ride. An elbow like that might kill an elephant.

I've taken a full swing hit to the back of the head with an aluminum bat, If I'm good, he's good. People beat each others head in football and hockey every other play. Especially in the trenches.

Either way, hope he is ok. OKC fans can't be too happy about it, I just want people to know not all Laker fans are douchebags, all of us seem to be included when one doesn't look to bright.

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 05:39 PM
May I remind you and everyone of the jason smith foul on blake

1) Blake flopped.

2) It wasn't a blow to the head capable of causing concussions.

spreadeagle
04-22-2012, 05:39 PM
Holy Crap!!!! just saw now, We all joke but I think Ron has some serious mental issues

Blitzbolt
04-22-2012, 05:39 PM
Clipps Grizz and Mavs fans are really happy about the elbow.

<Grizz:)

justinnum1
04-22-2012, 05:40 PM
several factors why this will be a long suspension.

1. its ron artest
2. its on national tv
3. it resulted in a concussion

spreadeagle
04-22-2012, 05:40 PM
From Ken Berger.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrgd5v184Xs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Ariza should have got more if he would have connected would have K.Oed him bigtime

Soonerule
04-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Here is the video of the cheap elbow shot....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so3TR0bcx9k&feature=related

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:41 PM
I've taken a full swing hit to the back of the head with an aluminum bat, If I'm good, he's good. People beat each others head in football and hockey every other play. Especially in the trenches.

Either way, hope he is ok. OKC fans can't be too happy about it, I just want people to know not all Laker fans are douchebags, all of us seem to be included when one doesn't look to bright.

Phenomenonsense doesn't seem to understand that, he's using some laughable ground metaphor

Dankster
04-22-2012, 05:41 PM
In the heat of the moment, with all the adrenaline running through him after that basket, I'm pretty sure Ron was trying to just elbow Harden in the chest region to kind of push him off of him so he could get back to the defensive end.

Well he missed his chest by a lot, but I really doubt, even as volatile as Artest can be, that he intentionally went to hit him in the side of the temple/ear canal.

The problem with a shot in that area is it can really do a number to your vestibulo-cochlear region, causing hearing and balance issues. Also if he tested positive for a concussion with a basic physical exam, they should rush him to a local hospital to get a CT scan to make sure he doesn't have any internal bleeding going up there.

Hope Harden has a safe and healthy recovery. I can see Ron getting suspended until the playoffs start for that, the entire season is a bit too steep IMO.

topdog
04-22-2012, 05:41 PM
Clipps Grizz and Mavs fans are really happy about the elbow.

<Grizz:)

Ladies and gentlemen, another one of PSD's classiest posters! Take a bow :bow:

Kyben36
04-22-2012, 05:41 PM
ban him from the league, that **** was melicious and not called for, under any circumstance.

Da_Future_knick
04-22-2012, 05:41 PM
Nvm got it .
Cheap Shot From World peace , WTF is wrong with this dude

Welchman
04-22-2012, 05:41 PM
I cant believe how people can still defend this guy... How many strikes can you give him before he really does damage to somebody long term?

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 05:42 PM
Ariza should have got more if he would have connected would have K.Oed him bigtime

Yup. Artest is gonna get 10 - 15.. mark my words.

eibbor
04-22-2012, 05:42 PM
I've taken a full swing hit to the back of the head with an aluminum bat[/B], If I'm good, he's good. People beat each others head in football and hockey every other play. Especially in the trenches.

Either way, hope he is ok. OKC fans can't be too happy about it, I just want people to know not all Laker fans are douchebags, all of us seem to be included when one doesn't look to bright.

That actually explains a lot...


:p Just messin...

I'd definitely take an aluminum bat vs a MWP elbow, but I couldn't imagine either are splendid lol

But yeah, like you, I do hope he's alright.

Gators123
04-22-2012, 05:42 PM
He better get AT LEAST 5 games for that. He deserves a 10+ game suspension.

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 05:43 PM
I'd love to see the reactions if it was Ibaka that did this to Kobe. Lakers fans were crying about Blake's arm extensions when he dunked on Gasol, and are happily defending Artest's bull ****.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:43 PM
1) Blake flopped.

2) It wasn't a blow to the head capable of causing concussions.

Your're missing the point that fans in ANY stadium would cheer for something stupid. If Blake would have gotten hurt they still would have cheered Jason smith. I don't generalize an entire fan base like Phenomenonsense did.

mjt20mik
04-22-2012, 05:43 PM
I'd love to see the reactions if it was Ibaka that did this to Kobe. Lakers fans were crying about Blake's arm extensions when he dunked on Gasol, and are happily defending Artest's bull ****.

Truth.

spreadeagle
04-22-2012, 05:44 PM
He better get at least 5 games for that.

He will get way more! im thinking at least a few weeks...Harden will prob miss the first round of playoffs now, huge blow for them

BigBongTheory
04-22-2012, 05:45 PM
At first I was surprised, I just got home and turned on tv. Thought he was doing it in heat of the moment, or him and Harden were going after it all game and right before. So initially I though there was reason for it. But there's no room for that in basketball, especially if the guy isn't even looking at you, atleast make a move when someone is looking for you. Guy is going to get a really big fine and suspension. Just a shame.

tcav701
04-22-2012, 05:45 PM
I'd love to see the reactions if it was Ibaka that did this to Kobe. Lakers fans were crying about Blake's arm extensions when he dunked on Gasol, and are happily defending Artest's bull ****.

There certainly is an annoying arrogance and sense of entitlement that surrounds most Laker fans.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:45 PM
This is my case not all laker fans are douche bags, don't overgeneralize. Peace out

bkcpfan9984
04-22-2012, 05:46 PM
Artest has been known as a dirty player for most of his career. However, punishments don't seem to phase him enough to make him change his attitude. He takes cheap shots on people, serves the suspension and then eventually returns to his old bush league plays. Personally, I am tired of seeing him show no remorse for his actions and getting away with hurting others on purpose. There is no place for his antics and I think he needs to be hit harder than ever by stern because he just doesn't seem to get it. Suspend him the rest of this season and at least half of next or just ban him completely. Maybe those are the only ways to get the message to him that basketball is a team sport that involves fair play and respecting the game. By him continuing to be allowed to get away with such antics and little consequences, the league is ignoring what's right and what the league should represent. No place in the league for plays or players who injure others intentionally. The ball is in the leagues court and let's see if they finally acknowledge that they have given metta way too many chances, or if they give him a gentle slap on the wrist and suspend him for only 1 or 2 games.

JayW_1023
04-22-2012, 05:46 PM
Ron Artest chest bumping in complaint :lol:

Soonerule
04-22-2012, 05:46 PM
This. Tying the punishment to the outcome is bad - it should be for the act. The penalty should be HEAVY regardless of how badly hurt Harden is.
I'd say for that sort of thing, a concussion is the expected/feared outcome, so it should be x games + whatever the longest amount of time you can reasonably expected recovery to be is.
If Harden is lucky and ends up being okay, MWP shouldn't be let off easier because of it.

What's the range of expected recovery times for a concussion?

It varies depending on the amount of internal swelling.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:47 PM
Ron Artest chest bumping in complaint :lol:

lol, I was laughing at that too.

ManRam
04-22-2012, 05:48 PM
Whitlock is calling for a lifetime ban.

Jason Whitlock continues to be the biggest hack in the business!

BigBongTheory
04-22-2012, 05:49 PM
Pau Gasol just received a cheapshot to the head, Lifetime ban.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:49 PM
Whitlock is calling for a lifetime ban.

Jason Whitlock continues to be the biggest hack in the business!

Who? lol

Blitzbolt
04-22-2012, 05:50 PM
Replace Harden with Blake Griffin and its the best elbow ever!!

AKA TheMamba
04-22-2012, 05:50 PM
BREAKING NEWS**** This just in, Metta World Peace suspended for the rest of the season. Lakers to sign Ron Artest for the remainder of season...:speechless::speechless::speechless:

JayW_1023
04-22-2012, 05:50 PM
lol, I was laughing at that too.

Can you make a GIF of that?

eibbor
04-22-2012, 05:50 PM
Whitlock is calling for a lifetime ban.

Jason Whitlock continues to be the biggest hack in the business!

That's ridiculous.

If it turns out to be for all the playoffs, I could see it. Between dealing with concussions and Stern maybe setting and example I could see it.

ManRam
04-22-2012, 05:51 PM
I guess some people feel whatever Harden was doing was "dirty" and that he was "asking for retaliation".

What exactly did he do that was so dirty? Run at the passer who was inbounding the ball and basically graze upon Ron? Yeah...definitely worthy of being clocked in the head.

xbrackattackx
04-22-2012, 05:51 PM
ban him from the league, that **** was melicious and not called for, under any circumstance.

Of course a bulls fan says this, we see how bulls re-act to tough basketball Rip ends up bowing down to Dwade.

He was celebrating hardens head got in the way.:)

TheLegend
04-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Artest should be suspended indefinitely, and he should be done for the playoffs. Stern needs to drop the hammer on this guy. Artest's reputation speaks for itself and he shouldn't be treated like you would a normal person. IMO, a message needs to be sent by stern. A 2, or 5 game suspension isn't a good enough punishment. Artest shouldn't be allowed to play the rest of the reg. season, playoffs, and maybe the first 10 games or so next year. You don't wind up like that and throw those types of elbows at someone's head. That was a vicious blow. And to try and make an excuse for it afterward to the ref that he was celebrating is sickening. This is not how you play physical basketball. This is a cruel act by and gutless individual. Stern should send a message to Artest and the rest of the like players that like to throw cheap shots. This type of act could've also triggered a Palace-like brawl on National TV and the NBA does not need that going into the playoffs.


I'm a firm believer that that punishment should out-weigh the crime. That is how Roger Godell does it in the NFL and the NBA should follow that motto. If the act was cruel, malicious, and unnecessary, than the punishment should be overly excessively, steep, and ridiculously lengthy as well.

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2012, 05:52 PM
I'd be fine with suspending him for the rest of the season/playoffs

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 05:53 PM
I guess some people feel whatever Harden was doing was "dirty" and that he was "asking for retaliation".

What exactly did he do that was so dirty? Run at the passer who was inbounding the ball and basically graze upon Ron? Yeah...definitely worthy of being clocked in the head.

it's just a ****in bull **** excuse they're using to defend Artest's disgraceful act.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:53 PM
Can you make a GIF of that?

I'm on it,lol

topdog
04-22-2012, 05:53 PM
Pau Gasol just received a cheapshot to the head, Lifetime ban.

Gasol got bonked in the nose by a shotblocker going for a block - a basketball play. Let's not turn this into silliness or say "Kobe got poked in the eye!" So did Durant.

beasted86
04-22-2012, 05:54 PM
Should be out for the first round because of his history.

JayW_1023
04-22-2012, 05:54 PM
I'm on it,lol

Can't wait!

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 05:54 PM
Does anybody have a video to the Ron artest foul

HoodedSB
04-22-2012, 05:55 PM
Harden walked straight into him while he was pumped up and celebrating a contested dunk. Not sure if he was trying to draw a foul or just being a dick, but he certainly got more than he was bargaining for. Metta made a very poor knee jerk reaction, and absolutely deserves a few games suspension. The thing that gets me is these fuhckwad commentators like JVG and breen (i think) speculating and essentially calling for and promoting said suspension, instead of talking about the d@mn game.

The 1st round is too much. Anything more than 5 games I'll be very pissed off.

eibbor
04-22-2012, 05:55 PM
Does anybody have a video to the Ron artest foul

http://dwizzlesworld.blogspot.com/2012/04/metta-world-peace-aka-ron-artest-elbows.html

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 05:56 PM
Harden walked straight into him while he was pumped up and celebrating a contested dunk. Not sure if he was trying to draw a foul or just being a dick, but he certainly got more than he was bargaining for. Metta made a very poor knee jerk reaction, and absolutely deserves a few games suspension. The thing that gets me is these fuhckwad commentators like JVG and breen (i think) speculating and essentially calling for and promoting said suspension, instead of talking about the d@mn game.

he was going to get the inbound:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

JLynn943
04-22-2012, 05:57 PM
15-25 games I'd say

Soonerule
04-22-2012, 05:58 PM
Your're missing the point that fans in ANY stadium would cheer for something stupid. If Blake would have gotten hurt they still would have cheered Jason smith. I don't generalize an entire fan base like Phenomenonsense did.

The fans at Staple Arena didn't see the replays we saw. All they saw was Artest's reaction to being ejected. I have no doubt most Laker fans will condemn what Artest did once they see what really happened.

BigBongTheory
04-22-2012, 05:58 PM
Gasol got bonked in the nose by a shotblocker going for a block - a basketball play. Let's not turn this into silliness or say "Kobe got poked in the eye!" So did Durant.

I was joking guy.

HoodedSB
04-22-2012, 05:58 PM
he was going to get the inbound:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
He could have not walked directly into a player not in between him and the inbounder
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

like step aside and let the man running down the court not run into you but whatever

Not saying he deserved to get elbowed in the dome, just that it appeared to me as if he created the contact. Either way does it matter? facepalm some more.

eibbor
04-22-2012, 06:00 PM
Kobe just took out a fan in the first row. I wonder if there will be a suspension lol

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 06:03 PM
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
He could have not walked directly into a player not in between him and the inbounder
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

like step aside and let the man running down the court not run into you but whatever

Artest bumped into HIM while celebrating like an idiot:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Sactown
04-22-2012, 06:03 PM
James Harden tried to punk Ron Artest and it backfired... who cares should of just been a Tech.. Hardens being a *****

TheLegend
04-22-2012, 06:05 PM
Harden walked straight into him while he was pumped up and celebrating a contested dunk. Not sure if he was trying to draw a foul or just being a dick, but he certainly got more than he was bargaining for. Metta made a very poor knee jerk reaction, and absolutely deserves a few games suspension. The thing that gets me is these fuhckwad commentators like JVG and breen (i think) speculating and essentially calling for and promoting said suspension, instead of talking about the d@mn game.

The 1st round is too much. Anything more than 5 games I'll be very pissed off.


Wow, I understand this is just a forum. But you can tell a lot about an individual by some of the statements they make. :facepalm:

I think this one statement proves as to what type of class some of the individuals on here have.

It's unfortunate, but there is a lot of people on these forum that have no business being behind a keyboard. They simply don't have the decency to post intelligent opinions in a forum.

bholly
04-22-2012, 06:05 PM
BREAKING NEWS**** This just in, Metta World Peace suspended for the rest of the season. Lakers to sign Ron Artest for the remainder of season...:speechless::speechless::speechless:

Too late to sign players for playoff rosters, so they're signing him for a single (maybe meaningless) game.

topdog
04-22-2012, 06:05 PM
I was joking guy.

Yeah, that's why I said "let's not turn this into silliness." This is a serious situation.

Ezekial
04-22-2012, 06:07 PM
Justifications for this are about as empty as they can get.

HoodedSB
04-22-2012, 06:10 PM
Wow, I understand this is just a forum. But you can tell a lot about an individual by some of the statements they make. :facepalm:

I think this one statement proves as to what type of class some of the individuals on here have.

It's unfortunate, but there is a lot of people on these forum that have no business being behind a keyboard. They simply don't have the decency to post intelligent opinions in a forum.
Wow? I absolutely agreed with the call and merely said it looked like harden bumped into him on purpose. I didn't say he deserved it, stop trying make sweeping generalizations off of one post.

KnicksFan1024
04-22-2012, 06:11 PM
He's gone for the entire 2012 playoffs.

Bin Laden
04-22-2012, 06:15 PM
Artest is a gangsta, and ibaka wouldve got socked out

Super.
04-22-2012, 06:16 PM
Harden instigated it. The refs were letting OKC get away with physical play and it was only a matter of time before Metta World, Barnes, or Bynum hit back. How did Harden's clown *** get hit in the side of the face but grab the top of his head in agony? :laugh:

This is the best post in the history of ever.

THE GIPPER
04-22-2012, 06:17 PM
Harden instigated it. The refs were letting OKC get away with physical play and it was only a matter of time before Metta World, Barnes, or Bynum hit back. How did Harden's clown *** get hit in the side of the face but grab the top of his head in agony? :laugh:

You're a joke :facepalm:

Pittz
04-22-2012, 06:27 PM
As a Laker fan, it was intentional. However, I don't think he knew it was Harden, he was just so jacked up.

He turned into Ron there. Hope Harden is okay

Exactly this. That could have been a Laker he elbowed in the head, he never even saw him. It wasn't intentional, it was just an Artest reaction. He's admittedly not wired like a normal person...

Chi~TwnHawksFan
04-22-2012, 06:30 PM
Harden instigated it. The refs were letting OKC get away with physical play and it was only a matter of time before Metta World, Barnes, or Bynum hit back. How did Harden's clown *** get hit in the side of the face but grab the top of his head in agony? :laugh:

Because getting hit in the head sometimes your whole head aches you ****ing dumbass

Sssmush
04-22-2012, 06:32 PM
here, let me help out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyqhF7WoBTU

Audubon
04-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Not a smart move by Artest but Harden shouldn't have been near him bumping him while Artest was celebrating. Some guys I couldn't care less about but Harden I like.

Sssmush
04-22-2012, 06:43 PM
James Harden tried to punk Ron Artest and it backfired... who cares should of just been a Tech.. Hardens being a *****

Exactly.

If Harden wants to act all "hard" and body up on Artest, push him back as he is in full celebration mode after a dunk and coming back up the court, then he should be ready for a little back and forth elbow action or friendly sparring.

That Harden just takes it straight in the head like "duh" whammo and falls on the ground (really, a kind of flop, unless Artest >>>>> stronger than Harden)...

I mean, I see that Artest made a mistake here. But on the other had, I really dislike people who instigate and try to act all "hard" but then immediately cry and whine when things don't go their way.

Of course violence is very bad, but this is more like NBA players tossing some elbows, they're not even actually fighting. Harden shouldn't try to push or intimidate Artest right there at that moment.

It's kind of like if Shaq just monster dunked and heads back up the court pounding his chest, and Harden just bodies up on him right there, try to push him back. He's going DOWN.

Hustla23
04-22-2012, 06:50 PM
What possible justification is there for throwing a vicious elbow like that?

That was an extremely vulnerable area that Harden got elbowed in. I wouldn't be surprised if he suffered some sort of brain injury.

leedsjay
04-22-2012, 06:51 PM
These lakers fans on here are deluded and absolutely disgraceful.

You are watching the wrong sport if you think that cowardly blindside elbow was justified

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2012, 06:52 PM
Exactly.

If Harden wants to act all "hard" and body up on Artest, push him back as he is in full celebration mode after a dunk and coming back up the court, then he should be ready for a little back and forth elbow action or friendly sparring.

That Harden just takes it straight in the head like "duh" whammo and falls on the ground (really, a kind of flop, unless Artest >>>>> stronger than Harden)...

I mean, I see that Artest made a mistake here. But on the other had, I really dislike people who instigate and try to act all "hard" but then immediately cry and whine when things don't go their way.

Of course violence is very bad, but this is more like NBA players tossing some elbows, they're not even actually fighting. Harden shouldn't try to push or intimidate Artest right there at that moment.

It's kind of like if Shaq just monster dunked and heads back up the court pounding his chest, and Harden just bodies up on him right there, try to push him back. He's going DOWN.
So that warrants throwing a vicious elbow to someone's temple?

wow...if he at least fought him face to face then I could see the point. but throwing an elbow to someones head when they aren't looking us a ***** move.

MonroeFAN
04-22-2012, 06:53 PM
I could see the NBA banning him for life. This isn't a first time offender we're talking about here. I like Artest, I have always respected his game, but that was awful. He is literally insane.

Mell413
04-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Yeah there is no justification for that. He should be out for the playoffs. Fortunately it shouldn't be too many games. I would go as far as to say that anyone that justifies this should be banned. The NBA forum is bad enough as it is. It doesn't need this

sager729
04-22-2012, 06:54 PM
Exactly you should see the Lakers thread, MOST of them are blaming it on Harden and calling him a dirty player. STUPID. Some of them are actually smart and saying it was a stupid move by Artest. I hope he is suspended for the first round of the playoffs.

boolish
04-22-2012, 06:54 PM
i say he is out for the playoffs. and that would be LIGHT. I say kick him out of the league permanently, and make him change his name to Ron Artest.

sager729
04-22-2012, 06:54 PM
Ibaka would have broke his face.

leedsjay
04-22-2012, 06:55 PM
only glory hunting bandwagon Lakers d-bags could try to justify this

boolish
04-22-2012, 06:56 PM
Exactly.

If Harden wants to act all "hard" and body up on Artest, push him back as he is in full celebration mode after a dunk and coming back up the court, then he should be ready for a little back and forth elbow action or friendly sparring.

That Harden just takes it straight in the head like "duh" whammo and falls on the ground (really, a kind of flop, unless Artest >>>>> stronger than Harden)...

I mean, I see that Artest made a mistake here. But on the other had, I really dislike people who instigate and try to act all "hard" but then immediately cry and whine when things don't go their way.

Of course violence is very bad, but this is more like NBA players tossing some elbows, they're not even actually fighting. Harden shouldn't try to push or intimidate Artest right there at that moment.

It's kind of like if Shaq just monster dunked and heads back up the court pounding his chest, and Harden just bodies up on him right there, try to push him back. He's going DOWN.

THUG should be be banned for life. Metta World Peace.
Go work for a living.

justinnum1
04-22-2012, 06:56 PM
Exactly you should see the Lakers thread, MOST of them are blaming it on Harden and calling him a dirty player. STUPID. Some of them are actually smart and saying it was a stupid move by Artest. I hope he is suspended for the first round of the playoffs.

r u serious?

VillaMaravilla
04-22-2012, 06:57 PM
the guys is a punk that all nothing more nothing less he should of elbowed BIG Ben back in the day when Ben punked him on national tv.......hope he has a lot of popcorn at home because thats where he will be watching his team from pretty soon

Sssmush
04-22-2012, 06:58 PM
What possible justification is there for throwing a vicious elbow like that?

That was an extremely vulnerable area that Harden got elbowed in. I wouldn't be surprised if he suffered some sort of brain injury.

No one can say it's justified. But some of this has to be on Harden as well.

You can't just body up and get directly into the face of a guy like Artest, a total beast, right in the middle of a chest pounding celebration. Or, if you do, you should at least be ready for something to happen.

Actually, watching this again, Harden is preparing to do a flopper-roo.

This is yet another example of the dangers of flopping. The game is tight, contentious, hard fought. Artest just scored up the middle even as his arms get smacked repeatedly. He celebrates wildly.

Harden sees the moment, and bodies up on Artest, right behind him as he celebrates and turns up the court.

Harden is NO DOUBT PREPARING TO FLOP WHEN ARTEST TURNS HIS BODY.
Harden has positioned his body to flop on the ground as soon as Artest turns to run. Instead Artest feels somebody holding/pushing him and instinctively levels Harden.

Game over. The end. Just send us the bill.

LJEATON26
04-22-2012, 06:59 PM
What possible justification is there for throwing a vicious elbow like that?

That was an extremely vulnerable area that Harden got elbowed in. I wouldn't be surprised if he suffered some sort of brain injury.

there is no justification for what he did and anyone who thinks there was is a freaking dumbass. he took a cheapshot on harden like the punk ***** he has always been. bring on the 5 game suspension.

VillaMaravilla
04-22-2012, 07:00 PM
ive seen Boxers who are used to getting him suffer some real serious injuries from being hit in the temple ive seen some even die, that is one of the most if not the most sensitive parts of the head

heyman321
04-22-2012, 07:00 PM
No one can say it's justified. But some of this has to be on Harden as well.

You can't just body up and get directly into the face of a guy like Artest, a total beast, right in the middle of a chest pounding celebration. Or, if you do, you should at least be ready for something to happen.

Actually, watching this again, Harden is preparing to do a flopper-roo.

This is yet another example of the dangers of flopping. The game is tight, contentious, hard fought. Artest just scored up the middle even as his arms get smacked repeatedly. He celebrates wildly.

Harden sees the moment, and bodies up on Artest, right behind him as he celebrates and turns up the court.

Harden is NO DOUBT PREPARING TO FLOP WHEN ARTEST TURNS HIS BODY.
Harden has positioned his body to flop on the ground as soon as Artest turns to run. Instead Artest feels somebody holding/pushing him and instinctively levels Harden.

Game over. The end. Just send us the bill.

Lol. Ron Artest is one of the strongest mofos in the game, that elbow to the head would've taken anyone out. Suspended for 6 games I'm predicting.

JLynn943
04-22-2012, 07:01 PM
Exactly.

If Harden wants to act all "hard" and body up on Artest, push him back as he is in full celebration mode after a dunk and coming back up the court, then he should be ready for a little back and forth elbow action or friendly sparring.

That Harden just takes it straight in the head like "duh" whammo and falls on the ground (really, a kind of flop, unless Artest >>>>> stronger than Harden)...

I mean, I see that Artest made a mistake here. But on the other had, I really dislike people who instigate and try to act all "hard" but then immediately cry and whine when things don't go their way.

Of course violence is very bad, but this is more like NBA players tossing some elbows, they're not even actually fighting. Harden shouldn't try to push or intimidate Artest right there at that moment.

It's kind of like if Shaq just monster dunked and heads back up the court pounding his chest, and Harden just bodies up on him right there, try to push him back. He's going DOWN.

(most) Lakers fans... :pity:

JayW_1023
04-22-2012, 07:01 PM
lol, I was laughing at that too.

Best. GIF.Ever.

boolish
04-22-2012, 07:01 PM
Gangsta Ron: buh bye.

ThunderousDemon
04-22-2012, 07:01 PM
Can't wait!

Here's the GIF, lol

billsftw
04-22-2012, 07:02 PM
No one can say it's justified. But some of this has to be on Harden as well.

You can't just body up and get directly into the face of a guy like Artest, a total beast, right in the middle of a chest pounding celebration. Or, if you do, you should at least be ready for something to happen.

Actually, watching this again, Harden is preparing to do a flopper-roo.

This is yet another example of the dangers of flopping. The game is tight, contentious, hard fought. Artest just scored up the middle even as his arms get smacked repeatedly. He celebrates wildly.

Harden sees the moment, and bodies up on Artest, right behind him as he celebrates and turns up the court.

Harden is NO DOUBT PREPARING TO FLOP WHEN ARTEST TURNS HIS BODY.
Harden has positioned his body to flop on the ground as soon as Artest turns to run. Instead Artest feels somebody holding/pushing him and instinctively levels Harden.

Game over. The end. Just send us the bill.

says the guy who would cry like a little ***** if it had been him...

john545455
04-22-2012, 07:02 PM
First off, Hardens team was inbounding the ball. Why the **** would he be getting in Metta WorldPeaces face like that? It's kind of messed up, but what were Hardens intentions? My guess is he saw him celebrating and got pissed, or wanted a panzy blocking foul called idk.

Davidgta1
04-22-2012, 07:03 PM
No laker fan is defending what Ron did we just don't care idk what harden though he was doing Ron artest is ****ing crazy.

Switch
04-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Ibaka would have broke his face.

Lol Artest would destroy him.

Switch
04-22-2012, 07:05 PM
No laker fan is defending what Ron did we just don't care idk what harden though he was doing Ron artest is ****ing crazy.

What Artest did was wrong, I can't believe some people are actually trying to defend him. He's definitely going to be suspended for this.