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B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-24-2012, 07:48 PM
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Breaking: Metta World Peace suspended seven games.

Thought he would've gotten a little bit more...

metsrock229
04-24-2012, 07:49 PM
Definitely deserved more

LTBaByyy
04-24-2012, 07:51 PM
:dance:

Now I want the Lakers! When Arrest plays amazing, the Lakers are unbeatable

But when Arrest plays bad or doesn't play at all, they are average

Stats don't lie

Raidaz4Life
04-24-2012, 07:51 PM
Perfect amount... that way he will be able to play in a game 7 if there is one.

xbrackattackx
04-24-2012, 07:52 PM
People calling for more are hippies.

7 at playoff time is fair. We don't even know if he truly meant to hit him, well like he did.

xbrackattackx
04-24-2012, 07:53 PM
:dance:

Now I want the Lakers! When Arrest plays amazing, the Lakers are unbeatable

But when Arrest plays bad or doesn't play at all, they are average

Stats don't lie

Why I hate autocorrect.

bholly
04-24-2012, 07:53 PM
Wanted more, but this is decent.

effen5
04-24-2012, 07:54 PM
Weak

thekmp211
04-24-2012, 07:54 PM
i'd like to hear the reasoning. i wanted at least 10 but what can ya do.

marj987
04-24-2012, 07:56 PM
That's it?

J4KOP99
04-24-2012, 07:57 PM
Did Tredigs jump off a bridge yet?


The guy said artest should be thrown out of the league and constantly gauranteed how the suspension would be at least 10 games, if not the entire playoffs.


You guys have to remember that playoff games count as more. I don't say I agree with that logic, but that's how it goes in all sports.


-I originally thought artest would get 5 games but 7 is reasonable and perfectly fine. What he did was bad and he deserved punishment. Harden did not deserve that.

DR_1
04-24-2012, 07:59 PM
Wow Metta got off really easy here. NBA leadership = :facepalm: I'm still going to laugh at Tredigs's response to this though it shod be awesome :laugh2:

Gators123
04-24-2012, 08:00 PM
Thats about what I thought would happen. Should be closer to 70 than 7.

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-24-2012, 08:00 PM
Good, now time to move on people!

NoahH
04-24-2012, 08:01 PM
Better than nothing i guess.

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-24-2012, 08:02 PM
http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7851983/metta-world-peace-los-angeles-lakers-suspended-7-games-elbow


Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has been suspended seven games by the NBA for his elbow to the head of Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden.

Young2Kinsler
04-24-2012, 08:02 PM
Unacceptable. For it not to at LEAST be 8 games to guarantee he misses the whole first round is a joke. 30 should have been the starting point tho, one of the most violent things I have ever seen in basketball.

NBA_Starter
04-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Should have been more!

Avenged
04-24-2012, 08:03 PM
So much for the "life time ban". But hey, at least the lawsuit still has a possibility ;)

knicksfan42
04-24-2012, 08:04 PM
Did Tredigs jump off a bridge yet?


The guy said artest should be thrown out of the league and constantly gauranteed how the suspension would be at least 10 games, if not the entire playoffs.


You guys have to remember that playoff games count as more. I don't say I agree with that logic, but that's how it goes in all sports.


-I originally thought artest would get 5 games but 7 is reasonable and perfectly fine. What he did was bad and he deserved punishment. Harden did not deserve that.





He should be thrown out of the league. Like I said before this should have been Artest's last straw. After the malice at the palace there should have been zero leeway for him to do anything wrong, but he has been suspended since then, and this really should have been the last straw. He's an idiot, a thug, and a disgrace to the league.

Baller1
04-24-2012, 08:05 PM
****ing disgrace.

J4KOP99
04-24-2012, 08:07 PM
He should be thrown out of the league. Like I said before this should have been Artest's last straw. After the malice at the palace there should have been zero leeway for him to do anything wrong, but he has been suspended since then, and this really should have been the last straw. He's an idiot, a thug, and a disgrace to the league.

This is what I find hilarious...

Look at the picture in your sig. You make jokes about things like that but then get all bent out of shape when Ron Artest elbows James Harden in an NBA game?

How is anyone supposed to take you seriously?

the_color_finn
04-24-2012, 08:08 PM
He should have been suspended for the rest of the regular season and all of the playoffs, which still might happen if the Lakers don't make it out of the first round...Ron Artest has been a POS his whole career, at least when Kermit Washington punched Rudy Tomjanovich he was remorseful and was a good person off the court before it...Ron purposely tried to severely hurt Harden and concussions are a serious matter, I mean look how long it took Sidney Crosby to really come back from it...and one concussion makes you more likely to have another and another...7 games wont make Artest learn, he'll do it again, he's as dirty as they come...

kobes2good
04-24-2012, 08:08 PM
7 is a lot. that almost like 20 in playoff games. And all of you saying all this stuff about him being a disgrace thats bs you guys would all love for him to be on your team. What he did was wrong and ugly but you guys are making it much for a big deal just because something he did over a decade ago.

xbrackattackx
04-24-2012, 08:09 PM
:cry:

thekmp211
04-24-2012, 08:09 PM
it's pretty lame. this won't effect MWP's approach on the court, his wallet, or the lakers chances at competing. don't like it.

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 08:10 PM
uh-oh the nba forum is going to explode now that artest isnt banned for life :laugh2: my prediction was 3-5 games but 7 is understandable

cheaptrikz
04-24-2012, 08:10 PM
shoulda been couple more games

Mell413
04-24-2012, 08:10 PM
Should have been a lot more. Can't say I'm surprised considering who the commissioner is.

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 08:11 PM
:dance:

Now I want the Lakers! When Arrest plays amazing, the Lakers are unbeatable

But when Arrest plays bad or doesn't play at all, they are average

Stats don't lie

do the LT!!! :dance:

Chronz
04-24-2012, 08:11 PM
I hope the Lakers sweep whoever they play so he misses games when they really count

jayjay33
04-24-2012, 08:11 PM
Thats a fair number i was thinking 5 but 7 is ok. I think this is a fair punishment for what he did.

beasted86
04-24-2012, 08:12 PM
I hope there is a fine on top of the suspension. I'm fine with the amount of games though.

knicksfan42
04-24-2012, 08:12 PM
This is what I find hilarious...

Look at the picture in your sig. You make jokes about things like that but then get all bent out of shape when Ron Artest elbows James Harden in an NBA game?

How is anyone supposed to take you seriously?

I should probably change the sig, not because of anything you said but its grown stale for me I thought it was hilarious at first and now its grown old, just too lazy to change the sig. If I found a funny sig relating to this incident
I might use it.


But anyways Artest needs to be thrown out of the league because he's had one to many chances, Malice at the Palace should have been his last incident, it wasn't, he needs to go.

NBA_Starter
04-24-2012, 08:12 PM
Should have been a lot more. Can't say I'm surprised considering who the commissioner is.

Good points

Young2Kinsler
04-24-2012, 08:13 PM
This is what I find hilarious...

Look at the picture in your sig. You make jokes about things like that but then get all bent out of shape when Ron Artest elbows James Harden in an NBA game?

How is anyone supposed to take you seriously?

I see what you are trying to do, but it doesn't make sense. You are equating someone having a joke in their sig to how they really feel about something. He probably thinks the subject of his sig is garbage too, but you didn't take the time to ask him.

There was no JOKE about Artest trying to seriously injure someone.

smith&wesson
04-24-2012, 08:13 PM
this includes the sac game on thursday right ? so that would make it 6 playoff games.

mp3
04-24-2012, 08:14 PM
I guess they believed his tweet :shrug:

MrfadeawayJB
04-24-2012, 08:14 PM
wow thats it? I guess Stern wants the NBA to follow the model of the WWE!

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:14 PM
Got to love the NBA and their love for the Lakers.

I thought he would definitely have a 10-game suspension.

showtime24
04-24-2012, 08:15 PM
7 games including the playoffs is fair enough. "Life time ban" is just plain stupidity.

LakersMaster24
04-24-2012, 08:16 PM
:laugh2:

Please continue on, but first let me get my popcorn.

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 08:16 PM
this includes the sac game on thursday right ? so that would make it 6 playoff games.

yes world peace will miss the final regular season game without pay and then 6 playoff games

Sadds The Gr8
04-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Shoulda been more, but its basically Round 1 so I guess its ok

C-Style
04-24-2012, 08:18 PM
LOL at the "life time ban" posts.:laugh2::laugh2:

ATX
04-24-2012, 08:18 PM
His belligerent concussion causing elbow deserved much more than a meager seven game suspension. 10 games was the absolute bear minimum in my opinion, though I feel 25 was more appropriate for such a vicious act of immaturity, if not more. Artest certainly has not earned the benefit of doubt, as Laker fans are arguing for. Give me a break already. We all know he has a screw loose, and to defend him is laughable. Due to his track record, seven games is getting off easy.

CoffeeJanitor
04-24-2012, 08:18 PM
He should be thrown out of the league. Like I said before this should have been Artest's last straw. After the malice at the palace there should have been zero leeway for him to do anything wrong, but he has been suspended since then, and this really should have been the last straw. He's an idiot, a thug, and a disgrace to the league.Completely agree with this. Although I will say that the suspension was longer than I expected. The NBA is moronic when it comes to dealing out punishment in dangerous plays like this.

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-24-2012, 08:18 PM
Espn


los angeles lakers forward metta world peace has been suspended seven games by the nba for his elbow to the head of oklahoma city thunder guard james harden.

The elbow, delivered late in the first half of the lakers' double-overtime win sunday, knocked harden to the ground and resulted in a flagrant 2 on world peace.

For more news, notes and analysis of the lakers, check out the land o' lakers blog from the kamenetzky brothers. Blog

harden has since been diagnosed with a concussion and he has not yet been cleared to play.

"the concussion suffered by james harden demonstrates the danger posed by violent acts of this kind, particularly when they are directed at the head area," nba commissioner david stern said in a statement. "we remain committed to taking necessary measures to protect the safety of nba players, including the imposition of appropriate penalties for players with a history of on-court altercations."

formerly known as ron artest, world peace got an 86-game ban in 2004 while a member of the indiana pacers for jumping into the stands at the palace of auburn hills, outside detroit, to fight fans.

The suspension handed down tuesday rules world peace out for the lakers' season finale thursday night against the sacramento kings and carries into the playoffs.

It's a difficult time for the lakers to lose world peace. Reserve small forward matt barnes suffered a sprained right ankle in sunday's win, and will not accompany the team for the regular-season finale. Second year forward devin ebanks, who played through the fourth quarter and both overtimes against the thunder on sunday, dropped a weight on his left hand during a workout tuesday, suffering bruises to his ring and middle fingers.

On the season, world peace is averaging 7.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists on 39.4 percent shooting, but has been much improved of late, posting 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists on 47.3 percent from the floor in 13 games this month.

C-Style
04-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Got to love the NBA and their love for the Lakers.

I thought he would definitely have a 10-game suspension.
:laugh2: They love them s much they ruined their chances of getting CP3 & Dwight! Them Lakers

dtmagnet
04-24-2012, 08:19 PM
He deserves more than that, there is no way he should be allowed to play in the playoffs.

championships
04-24-2012, 08:20 PM
:dance:

Now I want the Lakers! When Arrest plays amazing, the Lakers are unbeatable

But when Arrest plays bad or doesn't play at all, they are average

Stats don't lie

An Average Laker team still beats the Mavs. That's how sorry the Mavs are this year.

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-24-2012, 08:23 PM
I think it should have been a little more in all honesty, but I can understand Stern compensating for the....


VETO.....FOR BASKETBALL REASONS!!!!

Ironman5219
04-24-2012, 08:23 PM
7 with the playoffs around the corner is fair... lets move and on enjoy some playoff basketball!!!

championships
04-24-2012, 08:23 PM
Should have been 3-5 but oh well, Back in time for second round.

njnets
04-24-2012, 08:23 PM
7 is low. shoulda been more. would have liked to see at least 10, if not more. something around the 15 mark maybe.

remember, this is not his first time being an idiot and doing damage. hes done it many times before. repeat offenders should get a harsher suspension than first time offenders.

then again, im just one opinion.

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:24 PM
:laugh2: They love them s much they ruined their chances of getting CP3 & Dwight! Them Lakers

Don't even start with trying to disregard the NBA's fascination with the Lakers. It's been evident for years now, and don't try to use the Paul scenario as your best excuse.

I get it though, they're a big market, and the love ensues.

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-24-2012, 08:24 PM
An Average Laker team still beats the Mavs. That's how sorry the Mavs are this year.

World Peace is only important for a 7 game series against either OKC (Durant) or Miami (LeBron).

Every other main threat of every other playoff team the Lakers can handle without Metta.

championships
04-24-2012, 08:24 PM
I think it should have been a little more in all honesty, but I can understand Stern compensating for the....


VETO.....FOR BASKETBALL REASONS!!!!

Not even close to being compensated.

Randy West
04-24-2012, 08:25 PM
Did Tredigs jump off a bridge yet?


The guy said artest should be thrown out of the league and constantly gauranteed how the suspension would be at least 10 games, if not the entire playoffs.


You guys have to remember that playoff games count as more. I don't say I agree with that logic, but that's how it goes in all sports.


-I originally thought artest would get 5 games but 7 is reasonable and perfectly fine. What he did was bad and he deserved punishment. Harden did not deserve that.

A game is a game and the player can't be fined for missing playoff games it's in the new CBA so actually playoff games count as less........you miss season games you get fined playoff games you don't.

championships
04-24-2012, 08:26 PM
Don't even start with trying to disregard the NBA's fascination with the Lakers. It's been evident for years now, and don't try to use the Paul scenario as your best excuse.

I get it though, they're a big market, and the love ensues.

Lakers in finals = huge tv ratings.

Sorry bro, It's the way it is

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:27 PM
Lakers in finals = huge tv ratings.

Sorry bro, It's the way it is

Oh I Know....

It's just so evident these days, I've just come to resent it more-and-more.

theheatles
04-24-2012, 08:28 PM
7 is fair, yeah he misses the 1st rd of the playoffs but he only loses 1 game check

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 08:28 PM
Raja got 1 game for this! lol



people are just going he got that because he doesnt have a history of violence

jrm2054
04-24-2012, 08:29 PM
Should be more

raiderposting
04-24-2012, 08:30 PM
good. I really doubt artest meant to hit him where he hit him. I know artest meant to hit him, but i doubt he wanted it to be so close to the temple.

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:30 PM
Raja didn;t elbow Kobe in the head, and suffer a concussion did he?

Don't even try to portray Raja Bell as the same human as Ron Artest!

Rego247
04-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Got to love the NBA and their love for the Lakers.

I thought he would definitely have a 10-game suspension.

Same here.

C-Style
04-24-2012, 08:33 PM
people are just going he got that because he doesnt have a history of violence

I agree and that's why he got 7 and not 1.Raja's was still viscous and unlike Artest's...This one was premeditated, Artest's was more of a spur of the moment. but whatever done talking about it

AlexTmz2
04-24-2012, 08:33 PM
Calm down, 7 games is fair enough. It's not like if he killed the guy. DAMN!

championships
04-24-2012, 08:33 PM
Oh I Know....

It's just so evident these days, I've just come to resent it more-and-more.

Probably part of the reason why. So many fans watching hoping for the win, So many haters watching hoping they will lose.

C-Style
04-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Raja didn;t elbow Kobe in the head, and suffer a concussion did he?


No he just grabbed him from the neck and slammed him down, no risk in that.

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Probably part of the reason why. So many fans watching hoping for the win, So many haters watching hoping they will lose.

No. So many fans want equality in the League.

championships
04-24-2012, 08:36 PM
Calm down, 7 games is fair enough. It's not like if he killed the guy. DAMN!

According to some here "He could have" :laugh2:

C-Style
04-24-2012, 08:36 PM
Calm down, 7 games is fair enough. It's not like if he killed the guy. DAMN!


7 regular season games is not fair, 6 playoff games is.

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:36 PM
No he just grabbed him from the neck and slammed him down, no risk in that.

Yeah, and Kobe got right back up.

Wasn't unable to play because of a serious head injury, like Harden.

billsftw
04-24-2012, 08:37 PM
7 is a lot. that almost like 20 in playoff games. And all of you saying all this stuff about him being a disgrace thats bs you guys would all love for him to be on your team. What he did was wrong and ugly but you guys are making it much for a big deal just because something he did over a decade ago.

no its 7 in playoff games...

BK-TY
04-24-2012, 08:40 PM
Yo, this is dude's 10th career suspension. He'll NEVER learn. ANYBODY who's not a Laker fan can see that **** was intentional. Shoulda been AT LEAST 10 games AND a fine.

And HELL YEAH his track record should be a deciding factor!!

C-Style
04-24-2012, 08:40 PM
Yeah, and Kobe got right back up.

Wasn't unable to play because of a serious head injury, like Harden.


And Harden was cleared to play and didn't die. Both players were fortunate to be ok. Kobe could have really gotten injured, Taking someone from the head and slamming him down is still bad don't try to justify it to fit your agenda, it wasn't a shove.

championships
04-24-2012, 08:41 PM
No. So many fans want equality in the League.

That's not what the ratings say.

NYKnicks4511
04-24-2012, 08:43 PM
That's weak

knicks4life33
04-24-2012, 08:44 PM
wow just 7 you gotta be kidding me

championships
04-24-2012, 08:44 PM
How many games did Wade get for giving Kobe a concussion and a broken nose?

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:44 PM
And Harden was cleared to play and didn't die. Both players were fortunate to be ok. Kobe could have really gotten injured, Taking someone from the head and slamming him down is still bad don't try to justify it to fit your agenda, it wasn't a shove.

He was unable to play, He received a concussion from the elbow.

You were the one trying to justify Artest's actions with Raja Bell's incident and his clothesline. They were two different incidents.

One is a hard foul, the other is an elbow to the Cranium.

More-Than-Most
04-24-2012, 08:46 PM
what a load of ****... :pity:

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:46 PM
That's not what the ratings say.

That's my point.

It's barely basketball these days, it's Ratings.

Something I could care less about, unless you're a big market fan.

jbeezy
04-24-2012, 08:47 PM
7 games? Well worth it :hi5:

theheatles
04-24-2012, 08:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBejbRJyIRk

"...when he changed his name, we thought it meant something baby, but he still reppin queensbridge and you know those ****** crazy"

The Final Boss
04-24-2012, 08:49 PM
Good, Metta World will be fully energized for the 2nd round.

knicksfan42
04-24-2012, 08:50 PM
And Harden was cleared to play and didn't die. Both players were fortunate to be ok. Kobe could have really gotten injured, Taking someone from the head and slamming him down is still bad don't try to justify it to fit your agenda, it wasn't a shove.



No Kobe could not have gotten really injured, in fact there is virtually no chance he could have gotten seriously injured from that forearm rap. I would allow Raja Bell to do that exact thing to me for 10 bucks.


Artest full strength elbow to the ear resulting in a concussion >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Raja forearm rap on Kobe after which Kobe immediately gets up and waives it off without any display of discomfort.





This is of course not taking into account Artest's history.

John Walls Era
04-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Harden could still be out by the time the Thunder meet the Lakers in the 2nd round.

ThunderousDemon
04-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Good, Metta World will be fully energized for the 2nd round.

Some rest before the second round

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 08:51 PM
Harden could still be out by the time the Thunder meet the Lakers in the 2nd round.

while thats a possibility its a small one, hes listed at day to day not week to week

ThunderousDemon
04-24-2012, 08:52 PM
while thats a possibility its a small one, hes listed at day to day not week to week

Exactly

C-Style
04-24-2012, 08:54 PM
He was unable to play, He received a concussion from the elbow.

You were the one trying to justify Artest's actions with Raja Bell's incident and his clothesline. They were two different incidents.

One is a hard foul, the other is an elbow to the Cranium.



That foul could have damaged Kobe's vertebrae witch in fact the consequences are as big as getting hit in the "Cranium"...

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:55 PM
while thats a possibility its a small one, hes listed at day to day not week to week

Concussions can linger for months.

Of course they'll list him as Day-to-Day, playoffs are right around the corner.

Wade>You
04-24-2012, 08:55 PM
The NBA pities the fool who goes after Mr. T

DODGERS&LAKERS
04-24-2012, 08:56 PM
7 games for an accident? If it was Ibaka next to him, he hits him in the shoulder and get a" T". He was careless with his elbow, but he did not mean to hit him in the head

LJEATON26
04-24-2012, 08:56 PM
as a thunder fan i'm okay with it. i wouldn't want him to watch the thunder win the 2nd round series in 5 games from the bench. then we can't hear any excuses.

C-Style
04-24-2012, 08:56 PM
No Kobe could not have gotten really injured, in fact there is virtually no chance he could have gotten seriously injured from that forearm rap. I would allow Raja Bell to do that exact thing to me for 10 bucks.


Artest full strength elbow to the ear resulting in a concussion >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Raja forearm rap on Kobe after which Kobe immediately gets up and waives it off without any display of discomfort.





This is of course not taking into account Artest's history.



:facepalm: you need to know more about the human anatomy to make such claim

CityofTreez
04-24-2012, 08:57 PM
That foul could have damaged Kobe's vertebrae witch in fact the consequences are as big as getting hit in the "Cranium"...

Once again man, you said it. Raja's "Foul" on Kobe.

This incident wasn't an in-play Foul.

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-24-2012, 08:57 PM
That foul could have damaged Kobe's vertebrae witch in fact the consequences are as big as getting hit in the "Cranium"...

I can make it simpler for you muh man.

Clotheslining Kobe down to the floor, Raja Bell was lucky Kobe's head didn't bounce off the hardwood, thus causing a concussion.

J4KOP99
04-24-2012, 08:58 PM
At what point do the "the NBA and Stern favor the Lakers" posts start coming?

-If stern saw this even half as bad as some of you are making it out to be, he would have either tossed artest for the playoffs or kicked him out completely...

but, as some have been saying, there has been a massive overreaction. Was the play bad? yes. Did artest elbow the **** out of james harden's head? absolutely. Artest deserves to be punished. But how can you prove that he intended to do it? How can you prove he even knew it was harden? If that was Ibaka, then the elbow hits ibaka in the shoulder and none of this is even an issue.

I'm just saying, in the court of law, you need to actually be able to prove things... not just jump to conclusions because you dislike someone.

sure, bring up artest's past, but if you are giving him another chance (which stern did) then you have to treat him fairly, correct? If not, why even let him back in the league?

Stern and the NBA clearly did not consider this to be even 20% as bad as some of you did.

knicksfan42
04-24-2012, 08:58 PM
:facepalm: you need to know more about the human anatomy to make such claim

I know enough about the human anatomy to make such a claim.

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 08:59 PM
Concussions can linger for months.

Of course they'll list him as Day-to-Day, playoffs are right around the corner.

thats why i said its a possibility, the key word is "can" in all likelihood he'll ready for the playoffs

Lakeshow24KB
04-24-2012, 09:00 PM
How many games did Wade get for giving Kobe a concussion and a broken nose?

This.

J4KOP99
04-24-2012, 09:00 PM
Harden could still be out by the time the Thunder meet the Lakers in the 2nd round.

you don't think the league checked on this stuff? What the hell do you think they've been doing for the past 48 hours?

C-Style
04-24-2012, 09:00 PM
I know enough about the human anatomy to make such a claim.

Your previous post says otherwise

spicymayo
04-24-2012, 09:02 PM
The suspension should only kick in after Harden resumes playing.

BKLYNpigeon
04-24-2012, 09:02 PM
whats funny, is that MWP will only miss one regular season game, which means he only loses on games check. you do get paid in the playoffs. LOL.

7 games sounds about right, its actually around 9-10 games since its a condensed season after all.

Bruno
04-24-2012, 09:02 PM
anyone who thought he was going to get more than ten games was dreaming.

tredigs
04-24-2012, 09:03 PM
Did Tredigs jump off a bridge yet?


The guy said artest should be thrown out of the league and constantly gauranteed how the suspension would be at least 10 games, if not the entire playoffs.


You guys have to remember that playoff games count as more. I don't say I agree with that logic, but that's how it goes in all sports.


-I originally thought artest would get 5 games but 7 is reasonable and perfectly fine. What he did was bad and he deserved punishment. Harden did not deserve that.

I see the totality of issues a lot more than most, and this just goes down as another case where a lowlife thug was let off easy in this society.

Frankly it's ranks roughly around issue #150 that I could care about, but the dude is a disgrace to the league. A 7 game suspension is a pat on the back as far as I'm concerned and I certainly thought Stern would be both man enough and intelligent enough to sit him at least double digit games, but c'est la vie. On to the next one --

John Walls Era
04-24-2012, 09:03 PM
you don't think the league checked on this stuff? What the hell do you think they've been doing for the past 48 hours?

lol at thinking the league is all knowing. They can't predict how long the affects of the concussion will last.

DaLakerz Rulz
04-24-2012, 09:04 PM
I know enough about the human anatomy to make such a claim.

I highly doubt that. Otherwise you wouldn't make that claim in the first place...

John Walls Era
04-24-2012, 09:05 PM
while thats a possibility its a small one, hes listed at day to day not week to week

exactly. still a chance. and if theres some accidental contact to the head (also a small chance) it could mess Harden up again and put him on the shelf. I thought 7 games was a good amount with everything being said.

jacquewho?
04-24-2012, 09:06 PM
So how many games has this hoodrat been suspended for now in his career? It's around 105-115 i believe. It's ridiculous. Next time he tries to do any of this and claim it wasn't intentional he needs to be suspended much longer, regardless of how small the incident. I expected Stern to send a bigger message here with 10-15 games but looks like I was wrong.

Artest needs to sit down and light up a cigarette. The dude is going to be a bum once he calls it quits.

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 09:07 PM
exactly. still a chance. and if theres some accidental contact to the head (also a small chance) it could mess Harden up again and put him on the shelf. I thought 7 games was a good amount with everything being said.

agreed

knicksfan42
04-24-2012, 09:07 PM
Your previous post says otherwise

No it doesn't. Your posts on the other hand show that you are simply trying to equate two incidents of completely differing severity. I am telling you for a fact that there is virtually zero chance that Bell doing what he did would have resulted in any injury to Kobe. I can also tell you that a full force elbow to the ear from a professional athlete that bench presses 185 lbs will result in a serious head injury 1000000000 out of 1000000000 times. In fact Harden probably has permanent hearing loss now.

ThunderousDemon
04-24-2012, 09:08 PM
I know enough about the human anatomy to make such a claim.

Anything you say buddy.:clap:........................:crazy:

J4KOP99
04-24-2012, 09:09 PM
Anything you say buddy.:clap:........................:crazy:

you have been on fire with the sigs recently

TheIlladelph16
04-24-2012, 09:10 PM
I don't think he should have been banned for life or any of that stuff, but certainly more than 7 games. Missing the playoffs this year probably would have been more fair to the situation at hand.... I just don't understand how after the Malice at the Palace and his history with this stuff didn't warrant more than 7 games.

Cubby
04-24-2012, 09:10 PM
uh-oh the nba forum is going to explode now that artest isnt banned for life :laugh2: my prediction was 3-5 games but 7 is understandable

The fact that you're wearing it on your sig and flaunting it like it's something to be proud of tells me all I need to know.

LakersIn5
04-24-2012, 09:11 PM
6 playoff games is worth like 20 reg season (not money wise but the importance). and as if mwp would just change his attitude if he gets like 50

ThunderousDemon
04-24-2012, 09:12 PM
you have been on fire with the sigs recently

Thank you, I try :bow: :cry:

TheIlladelph16
04-24-2012, 09:12 PM
The suspension should only kick in after Harden resumes playing.

I would love for them to do something like this, but that opens up a whole mess of issues with how to handle future situations like that.

ThunderousDemon
04-24-2012, 09:12 PM
The fact that you're wearing it on your sig and flaunting it like it's something to be proud of tells me all I need to know.

Which is...........

IIISSKiLL
04-24-2012, 09:13 PM
if MWP didn't do that the lakers would have lost tht game and they probably would have played the grizzles in the 1st round and we all know they dont want that.. so good for you ron for saving your team... and not to protect the guy or anything but that guy obviously was some mental issues so even tho he does the craziest things the nba has ever seen i think he deserves a break.. haha nahhh he needs to get beat up by ben wallace is what he needs !! ol soft *** wants to fight a fan but backs down from someone his own size

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-24-2012, 09:16 PM
if MWP didn't do that the lakers would have lost tht game and they probably would have played the grizzles in the 1st round and we all know they dont want that.. so good for you ron for saving your team... and not to protect the guy or anything but that guy obviously was some mental issues so even tho he does the craziest things the nba has ever seen i think he deserves a break.. haha nahhh he needs to get beat up by ben wallace is what he needs !! ol soft *** wants to fight a fan but backs down from someone his own size

You're mistaken.


When MWP did that, the Lakers were only down by 1. He left, and the Thunder went on a run and extended the lead to 18 w/o Harden.

24/8
04-24-2012, 09:16 PM
7 games? Well worth it :hi5:

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS!!



7 games is WAAAAYYYYY too much in my opinion....but in the end it was well worth it.


How's that concussion taste, Harden? :D

Cubby
04-24-2012, 09:19 PM
Which is...........

That he supports a thug and a punk. I live in LA too. My friends are the same way.

ewing
04-24-2012, 09:19 PM
idk. I honestly didnt know what to make of this one. Considering there is one game left in the regular season i guess i would have liked to see 4 games. That way World Peace gets to play in the 2nd 1/2 of the 1st round series. He never even looked at Harden and you can go inside his head and see what he was thinking so despite the violence i dont think you can throw the book at him

Raps08-09 Champ
04-24-2012, 09:19 PM
Seems fair. I expected at least 5.

7 is very fair considering it was a head shot.

Cubby
04-24-2012, 09:19 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS!!



7 games is WAAAAYYYYY too much in my opinion....but in the end it was well worth it.


How's that concussion taste, Harden? :D

7 games is close to enough. Still think he should've gotten 10.

Nice. Stay classy.

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 09:20 PM
The fact that you're wearing it on your sig and flaunting it like it's something to be proud of tells me all I need to know.

sounds like an assumption and you know what they say about assumptions

IIISSKiLL
04-24-2012, 09:20 PM
You're mistaken.


When MWP did that, the Lakers were only down by 1. He left, and the Thunder went on a run and extended the lead to 18 w/o Harden.

harden had 14 points in 13 minutes he was goin to have a big game.. for lakers sake i hope lac doesnt get that 3rd seed cause with or without mwp they are in trouble against the grizz

KobeOwnSU
04-24-2012, 09:21 PM
he should have never been suspended. I want to see more of this from Metta when he returns.

xbrackattackx
04-24-2012, 09:24 PM
7 games is close to enough. Still think he should've gotten 10.

Nice. Stay classy.

Look at his join date, his opinion is not worth much and he made the name to bait. Most lakers fan know it was a classless move. But taking up for one of your teams players is the way of the sport. Doesn't mean all la fans support thuggin. You live here most LA fans are solid.

LakersIn5
04-24-2012, 09:26 PM
harden had 14 points in 13 minutes he was goin to have a big game.. for lakers sake i hope lac doesnt get that 3rd seed cause with or without mwp they are in trouble against the grizz

mwp had 12 points already before he got ejected :p

D Blue987
04-24-2012, 09:27 PM
Anybody in hear watch Hockey. The abuse those guys go through is worse than anything that Artest did to Harden. I dont condone his behavior as much as the next person but some people in here are taking this way above than what the deed merits. Seriously, the guy got a fair punishment. These are playoff games we are talking about here. He is gone for the first round in all probability. Let the guy take his lumps and move on people.

lakerfan85
04-24-2012, 09:29 PM
No it doesn't. Your posts on the other hand show that you are simply trying to equate two incidents of completely differing severity. I am telling you for a fact that there is virtually zero chance that Bell doing what he did would have resulted in any injury to Kobe. I can also tell you that a full force elbow to the ear from a professional athlete that bench presses 185 lbs will result in a serious head injury 1000000000 out of 1000000000 times. In fact Harden probably has permanent hearing loss now.

Ever heard of whiplash??

ewing
04-24-2012, 09:32 PM
No it doesn't. Your posts on the other hand show that you are simply trying to equate two incidents of completely differing severity. I am telling you for a fact that there is virtually zero chance that Bell doing what he did would have resulted in any injury to Kobe. I can also tell you that a full force elbow to the ear from a professional athlete that bench presses 185 lbs will result in a serious head injury 1000000000 out of 1000000000 times. In fact Harden probably has permanent hearing loss now.

Ron Artest only benches 185, what a puss

Vinylman
04-24-2012, 09:33 PM
I AM OUTRAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


































at all the outrage

:laugh::laugh::laugh:




Hope the players association forces him to appeal it!!!!!!

championships
04-24-2012, 09:35 PM
I just like reading all of the over reactions. This **** is hilarious. Can't believe some approached this as a life and death situation and ran with it.

ThunderousDemon
04-24-2012, 09:35 PM
That he supports a thug and a punk. I live in LA too. My friends are the same way.

Boo hoo :o

Jenceman
04-24-2012, 09:35 PM
Haha epic. The outrage!!!!

NYKnicks
04-24-2012, 09:35 PM
ron artest prob benches around 330

The Final Boss
04-24-2012, 09:35 PM
Can someone make a gif of Harden looking like a clown wearing non-prescription reading glasses and a bowtie getting elbowed with the glasses flying into the sunset? Please?!....

Kashmir13579
04-24-2012, 09:36 PM
Got damnit, Ron. Why'd you do it?

Hawkeye15
04-24-2012, 09:36 PM
The seems right. I told my buddies 5-10 games. Basically, he is being suspended the 1st round of the playoffs, unless there is a game 7. Don't think that didn't get factored in...

24/8
04-24-2012, 09:36 PM
he should have never been suspended. I want to see more of this from Metta when he returns.

Exactly. He's just gotta be a little smarter and crank someone with an elbow on a rebound or a hard drive to the basket.


It isnt Ron Ron's fault Harden is a bonafide sissy and flop artist.

IIISSKiLL
04-24-2012, 09:39 PM
ron artest vs earl boykins

ewing
04-24-2012, 09:40 PM
ron artest prob benches around 330

460. i guess he is stronger then i am :laugh::laugh:


i wonder what knicks42 puts up

KobeOwnSU
04-24-2012, 09:43 PM
I love how everyone is beside themselves that he did not get more. I mean AB17 could have done a lot more damage to JJ Barea last year and only got five games. That was a player in the air and unprotected. This was just an elbow. To get 7 might be pushing it considering what AB17 got for what he did.

TheIlladelph16
04-24-2012, 09:44 PM
I get that some of these accounts are fake accounts simply trying to get a rise out of people, but if any Lakers fans really believe that Harden deserved it or are applauding this its absolutely terrible...... Concussions are not a joke in any sport. Once you get one, its that much easier to continue getting them which can lead to serious, long-term effects. If this happened to Kobe, you'd be up in arms over the severity of this. Just keep this in mind.

Cubby
04-24-2012, 09:44 PM
Look at his join date, his opinion is not worth much and he made the name to bait. Most lakers fan know it was a classless move. But taking up for one of your teams players is the way of the sport. Doesn't mean all la fans support thuggin. You live here most LA fans are solid.

Most of my friends are exactly like him, sadly. Some good ones though. Just comes with being a part of a big fanbase. I know how it is.

IIISSKiLL
04-24-2012, 09:44 PM
mwp had 12 points already before he got ejected :p

i never said MWP did this for the lakers to win i honestly think harden got in his way and he reacted the way he did on the spot he didnt plan to do it.. but doing it saved the lakers from that losing that game

Cubby
04-24-2012, 09:46 PM
sounds like an assumption and you know what they say about assumptions

I can assume all I want. All of my friends are Lakers fans and you seem to be exactly like them.

KobeOwnSU
04-24-2012, 09:48 PM
I get that some of these accounts are fake accounts simply trying to get a rise out of people, but if any Lakers fans really believe that Harden deserved it or are applauding this its absolutely terrible...... Concussions are not a joke in any sport. Once you get one, its that much easier to continue getting them which can lead to serious, long-term effects. If this happened to Kobe, you'd be up in arms over the severity of this. Just keep this in mind.

who cares? I'm not concussed nor are you or anybody on this site because of this. That's James Harden's problem, not mine.

Bruno
04-24-2012, 09:53 PM
everyone wanting ten instead of seven needs to consider that seven games in a 66 game season is near being ten games in an 82 game season when it comes to docked pay.

TheIlladelph16
04-24-2012, 09:55 PM
who cares? I'm not concussed nor are you or anybody on this site because of this. That's James Harden's problem, not mine.

People who care about the integrity of sports......

People who don't enjoy watching dirty plays knock the best players out of games.....

People who aren't *******s....

KobeOwnSU
04-24-2012, 09:57 PM
People who care about the integrity of sports......

People who don't enjoy watching dirty plays knock the best players out of games.....

People who aren't *******s....

Well I'm a *****, it's all good.

LJEATON26
04-24-2012, 09:59 PM
i'm okay with 7 games. hopefully hes back for game 1 of the second round that way all these punk *** laker fans can't have any excuses when the thunder roll over them. they are already going to be whining because kd is going to win his third consecutive scoring title.

TheIlladelph16
04-24-2012, 09:59 PM
Well I'm a *****, it's all good.

haha props for honesty.... Still no place for an incident like that in the NBA

Chacarron
04-24-2012, 10:00 PM
I predicted at least 5 games, 7 is fair.

Hustla23
04-24-2012, 10:00 PM
Pitiful.

To add a little perspective:

What Artest did to Harden is literally illegal in a UFC fight. Getting a concussion itself can have long-term neurological effects let along suffering a concussion from a blow to an extremely vulnerable area.

If someone committed that act on another person on the streets, that's a possible felony assault charge with a punishment of years in jail.

But Artest is getting suspended for 7 games....

Honestly, given his history, and just the sheer violence of the act, the suspension should have been much longer.

KobeOwnSU
04-24-2012, 10:02 PM
Pitiful.

To add a little perspective:

What Artest did to Harden is literally illegal in a UFC fight. Getting a concussion itself can have long-term neurological effects let along suffering a concussion from a blow to an extremely vulnerable area.

If someone committed that act on another person on the streets, that's a possible felony assault charge with a punishment of years in jail.

But Artest is getting suspended for 7 games....

Honestly, given his history, and just the sheer violence of the act, the suspension should have been much longer.

Well isn't everything they do in the UFC illegal in society? i think that is the bigger disgrace.

YashBoone
04-24-2012, 10:05 PM
I think he should have bare minimum been suspended for the entire first round, or else what's the point?

What made the league say 7 but we'll let him play in the game 7 if it comes down to it.....

I'll let you guys be the judge.

Hustla23
04-24-2012, 10:05 PM
Well isn't everything they do in the UFC illegal in society? i think that is the bigger disgrace.
Yeah, and what Artest did is illegal even in an arena in which otherwise illegal and malicious acts are committed.

Hence, the perspective of just how terrible it was.

knicksfan42
04-24-2012, 10:06 PM
Pitiful.

To add a little perspective:

What Artest did to Harden is literally illegal in a UFC fight. Getting a concussion itself can have long-term neurological effects let along suffering a concussion from a blow to an extremely vulnerable area.

If someone committed that act on another person on the streets, that's a possible felony assault charge with a punishment of years in jail.

But Artest is getting suspended for 7 games....

Honestly, given his history, and just the sheer violence of the act, the suspension should have been much longer.

And aside from the neurological damage the hit was straight to the ear, which I am sure is going to cause permanent hearing loss.

KobeOwnSU
04-24-2012, 10:07 PM
Yeah, and what Artest did is illegal even in an arena in which otherwise illegal and malicious acts are committed.

Hence, the perspective of just how terrible it was.

Ok, I understand where you are coming from now. My bad.

Sinestro
04-24-2012, 10:08 PM
I thought between 3-5 however I have no problem with 7

Hustla23
04-24-2012, 10:10 PM
And aside from the neurological damage the hit was straight to the ear, which I am sure is going to cause permanent hearing loss.
I got hit in the ear once when playing basketball and it wasn't as malicious and forceful as an elbow from a 6'8 260 pound psycho.

And yeah, it gave me hearing loss. I hope the same didn't happen to Harden.

akagiredsuns
04-24-2012, 10:23 PM
What a joke. 7 games really? Had it been any other player from any other team, it'd be more. But because it's the Lakers, he gets a minimal punishment. And please people, saying that it doesn't look like he meant to hit Harden means a lot of pot is being seriously smoked in here. There's physical and there's classless. MWP Moronic Worthless Punk :facepalm:

ManningToTyree
04-24-2012, 10:23 PM
Seems fair since it is playoff time

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 10:32 PM
ric bucher

Have to believe seven games for MWP is an indication reports received by NBA on Harden indicate he won't miss extended time.

YouCan'tBeatLA
04-24-2012, 10:33 PM
What a joke. 7 games really? Had it been any other player from any other team, it'd be more. But because it's the Lakers, he gets a minimal punishment. And please people, saying that it doesn't look like he meant to hit Harden means a lot of pot is being seriously smoked in here. There's physical and there's classless. MWP Moronic Worthless Punk :facepalm:

What do you mean had it been any other player from any other team, it'd be more?


Kevin Love stomp- 2 games
James Jones elbows to Noah- no games
Affalo Elbow Hayward- 1 game
Garnett Elbow Q Rich- 1 game
DH12 elbow Dalembert- 1 game
Jason Smith levels Blake- 2 games
Ariza swing elbow at Derozan- 1 game
Wade throw Hamilton- no games

Yeah, that's right. At least have facts to back-up the **** you and all the other POS's spew in the NBA forum.

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 10:33 PM
I hope he blows out both achilles next game.

Let their be a god who seeks justice.

And may he be on welfare and section 8 housing before 45.

He is filth.

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 10:35 PM
What do you mean had it been any other player from any other team, it'd be more?



Yeah, that's right. At least have facts to back-up the **** you and all the other POS's spew in the NBA forum.

Can't wait till someone clothes lines Kobe.

That sig of your is repulsive.

lakersfan01
04-24-2012, 10:37 PM
What a bunch of ****. This is the most BS suspension in sports history. David Stern strikes again, eat **** and die you little fat scumbag. It sure would be a shame if he choked to death stuffing his fat face during his midnight snack tonight.

James Hard-on gets nothing even though that annoying pos came running into Metta leading with his elbows. Hard-on got exactly what that big mouth thug deserved. How'd that elbow feel ***hole?

lakersfan01
04-24-2012, 10:38 PM
What do you mean had it been any other player from any other team, it'd be more?



Yeah, that's right. At least have facts to back-up the **** you and all the other POS's spew in the NBA forum.

I love your sig. Let the haters hate, they just have the typical bad case of Lakers envy.

still1ballin
04-24-2012, 10:40 PM
:dance:

Now I want the Lakers! When Arrest plays amazing, the Lakers are unbeatable

But when Arrest plays bad or doesn't play at all, they are average

Stats don't lie

Hm, I don't think you would want the Lakers, with or without Artest. Last year sweep is still on the back of the Lakers minds and its no coincidence Lakers swept the season series against Dallas. Lakers are still hungry for revenge.

KW93KB24
04-24-2012, 10:40 PM
U guys are *******. Man uo. He just got elbowed.

KW93KB24
04-24-2012, 10:40 PM
U guys are *******. Man up. He just got elbowed.

still1ballin
04-24-2012, 10:43 PM
lol people mad

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 10:44 PM
Clean play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7r6vXeOfyQ

lakersfan01
04-24-2012, 10:44 PM
Wade doesn't get any punishment for breaking Kobe's nose and giving him a concussion in the All-star game, but Peace gets 7 games (6 of them being playoff games) for elbowing someone that has been begging for it every time the Lakers have played the all bark no bite Thunder.

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 10:45 PM
Mavericks 4

Lakers 0

... but they got two clotheslines on Barea!!!

da ThRONe
04-24-2012, 10:47 PM
This is absolutely unacceptable. This man elbowed another player in the temple as hard as he could. Then after he showed no concern what so ever.

OutOfTHEBLUE
04-24-2012, 10:49 PM
Can't wait till someone clothes lines Kobe.

That sig of your is repulsive.

First let me say that I do not condone what MWP did at all, and I for one am glad to see that he was suspended. He deserved it.

But let's also remember that this isn't the first time someone has made a "non-basketball play" in the history of the NBA.

You say that you can't wait til someone closelines Kobe? Well, that's already happened, and Raja Bell was suspended for just a single game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V8ZukXsWmk

Also, I think that your desire for anyone to get hurt is repulsive. You voice your unhappiness with MWP causing a player physical harm, and then you turn around and say that you hope it happens again? :facepalm:


Concussions are not a joke in any sport. Once you get one, its that much easier to continue getting them which can lead to serious, long-term effects. If this happened to Kobe, you'd be up in arms over the severity of this. Just keep this in mind.

I totally agree; concussions are not a joke. And yes, Lakers fans would be up in arms if it happened to Kobe.

As a matter of fact it already has happened to Kobe...in the All-Star game. And DWade got zero punishment for his concussion-inducing blow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JCZtj7D18o

So again, as a Lakers fan I am glad that MWP was suspended, and I think it was totally warranted, but for some of you guys to act like this was the first ever flagrant foul to the neck/head area is absurd.

(and I also think that Lakers fans who condone what MWP did are also absurd!)

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 10:54 PM
First let me say that I do not condone what MWP did at all, and I for one am glad to see that he was suspended. He deserved it.

But let's also remember that this isn't the first time someone has made a "non-basketball play" in the history of the NBA.

You say that you can't wait til someone closelines Kobe? Well, that's already happened, and Raja Bell was suspended for just a single game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V8ZukXsWmk

Also, I think that your desire for anyone to get hurt is repulsive. You voice your unhappiness with MWP causing a player physical harm, and then you turn around and say that you hope it happens again? :facepalm:



I totally agree; concussions are not a joke. And yes, Lakers fans would be up in arms if it happened to Kobe.

As a matter of fact it already has happened to Kobe...in the All-Star game. And DWade got zero punishment for his concussion-inducing blow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JCZtj7D18o

So again, as a Lakers fan I am glad that MWP was suspended, and I think it was totally warranted, but for some of you guys to act like this was the first ever flagrant foul to the neck/head area is absurd.

(and I also think that Lakers fans who condone what MWP did are also absurd!)

I love guys who pop up with some type of moral equivalency argument to support their team.

A team may I add who has engaged in this thuggery for the last few years with Metta, Bynum and even Odom.

All of them have engaged in delivering head shots to other players. Multiple times for Bynum and Metta.

So, yes, I do hope someone under cuts Kobe so that way you guys can eat some of the dog food you guys are doling out in this idiotic defense of Metta and "faux outrage" that got 7 games.

He should be tossed from the league. Metta is a rabid dog and should be exterminated b/f he actually, finally incapacitates another human being with his version of crazy.

TboneM3
04-24-2012, 10:57 PM
My sig :clap:

Harden done learned a lesson.. . G T F o da way!!! Big bo$$ coming through :win:

OutOfTHEBLUE
04-24-2012, 10:58 PM
I love guys who pop up with some type of moral equivalency argument to support their team.

A team may I add who has engaged in this thuggery for the last few years with Metta, Bynum and even Odom.

All of them have engaged in delivering head shots to other players. Multiple times for Bynum and Metta.

So, yes, I do hope someone under cuts Kobe so that way you guys can eat some of the dog food you guys are doling out in this idiotic defense of Metta and "faux outrage" that got 7 games.

He should be tossed from the league. Metta is a rabid dog and should be exterminated b/f he actually, finally incapacitates another human being with his version of crazy.

Last I checked, you were the one calling for more physical harm to be doled out...not me.

I do support my team, but that doesn't equate to support for MWP's flagrant foul.

So what was your point?

C-Style
04-24-2012, 10:59 PM
Mavericks 4

Lakers 0

... but they got two clotheslines on Barea!!!

Lakers 16

Mavericks 1
:clap:

lakersfan01
04-24-2012, 10:59 PM
PlayDPlease just got added to my list of PSD micropenises.

He has penis envy and Lakers envy... poor guy :laugh2:

Raps08-09 Champ
04-24-2012, 10:59 PM
His punishment is completely fair. Don't give me that "Harden was asking for it" ****.

Artest still committed the physical crime.

ewing
04-24-2012, 11:00 PM
Pitiful.

To add a little perspective:

What Artest did to Harden is literally illegal in a UFC fight. Getting a concussion itself can have long-term neurological effects let along suffering a concussion from a blow to an extremely vulnerable area.

If someone committed that act on another person on the streets, that's a possible felony assault charge with a punishment of years in jail.

But Artest is getting suspended for 7 games....

Honestly, given his history, and just the sheer violence of the act, the suspension should have been much longer.


That would have been legal in a UFC fight

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 11:01 PM
Where are these self proclaimed heroes and justice servers that call themselves "moderators"?

Truth hurts huh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUcR3wl557I

http://www.forbezdvd.com/cod.php?v=MTE2NjE (1:54 of the video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkjQNz1gt0g (:26 of the video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXsac-xLkdU

And it happens more then the fines are dished out with this Lakers team.

Head shots are not cool in ball. Period.

You condone, then prepare for payback.

LakersMaster24
04-24-2012, 11:01 PM
No question Ron deserved it, 7 games is the perfect punishment IMO. Anything more or less would be bad.

The Final Boss
04-24-2012, 11:01 PM
Second request (don't make me elbow you): Can someone make a gif of Harden's clown looking *** wearing non-prescription reading glasses and a bowtie getting elbowed with the glasses flying into the sunset? Please?!....

ewing
04-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Well isn't everything they do in the UFC illegal in society? i think that is the bigger disgrace.


If we agree to punch each other in the face thats not illegal

lakersfan01
04-24-2012, 11:02 PM
My sig :clap:

Harden done learned a lesson.. . G T F o da way!!! Big bo$$ coming through :win:

Hell yeah man, Hard-on has been begging for that since the first time the Lakers played the Thunder. That's what happens when you act like Cortland Finnegan... annoying haircut, annoying nappy beard, big mouth, and all around dirty scumbag. Hard-on came running into Peace leading with his elbows, so he got what he was asking for!

LakersMaster24
04-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Truth hurts huh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUcR3wl557I

http://www.forbezdvd.com/cod.php?v=MTE2NjE (1:54 of the video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkjQNz1gt0g (:26 of the video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXsac-xLkdU

And it happens more then the fines are dished out with this Lakers team.

Head shots are not cool in ball. Period.

You condone, then prepare for payback.

Why are you acting like the Lakers are the only ones that ever give cheap shots? :laugh2:

DoubleDragon
04-24-2012, 11:02 PM
He has penis envy and Lakers envy... poor guy :laugh2:


:rimshot:
Does that mean he wants a purple and gold pee pee?
:D

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Why are you acting like the Lakers are the only ones that ever hit cheap shots? :laugh2:

Because they have two very dirty players on their team.

Both are jag offs.

One is a criminal.

Yet, Lakers pom pom fans are a-ok with it.

LakersMaster24
04-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Because they have two very dirty players on their team.

Both are jag offs.

One is a criminal.

Yet, Lakers pom pom fans are a-ok with it.

Ever heard of Dennis Rodman? Bill Laimbeer? Reggie Miller? Reggie Evans? The list of these "jag offs" can go on bud.

Leftcoast_yg
04-24-2012, 11:13 PM
Hey NBA Forum.........U MAD? Hahahahahaha :D

ewing
04-24-2012, 11:13 PM
It wasnt clearly intentional. If it was Artest would be gone forever. The NBA did what it felt it could and had to do and Im sure Meta wont ever get away with anything ever again. Not even close

KB24PG16
04-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Flaming. I know things can get pretty heated when you're discussing sports, but there's no need to get personal. Anyone who engages in name-calling, baiting, etc faces warnings via infractions and an eventual ban.
http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=256816

:laugh2: doesnt apply to this thread

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 11:18 PM
It wasnt clearly intentional. If it was Artest would be gone forever. The NBA did what it felt it could and had to do and Im sure Meta wont ever get away with anything ever again. Not even close

How much more intentional does it need to be.

He scores a basketball.
He has his hands down.
He is supposed to running up court to play defense.
He runs into an opponent.
He raises his elbows.
He swings it as hard as possible into the opponent.

There was not one element of the act which was not intentional.

Been playing 25 years and never seen anything like what he did.

Now I have seen that play in MMA.

Sadds The Gr8
04-24-2012, 11:20 PM
the Laker homers here are hilarious :laugh:

Raps08-09 Champ
04-24-2012, 11:20 PM
How much more intentional does it need to be.

He scores a basketball.
He has his hands down.
He is supposed to running up court to play defense.
He runs into an opponent.
He raises his elbows.
He swings it as hard as possible into the opponent.

There was not one element of the act which was not intentional.

Been playing 25 years and never seen anything like what he did.

Now I have seen that play in MMA.

I don't think he completely wanted to hurt him but he just wanted to get a shot at him.

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 11:21 PM
the Laker homers here are hilarious :laugh:

Raja Bell and DWade hurt Kobe so ... anything goes.

FWIW, I though Wade should have been tossed for 5 game myself.

Again, no place for that kind of crap in the game.

TheIlladelph16
04-24-2012, 11:22 PM
The spiraling quality of discussion and amount of trolling in this thread is highly entertaining to read.... There is no real defense for what he did so suspension was warranted. That's all for me

PlayDPlease
04-24-2012, 11:22 PM
I don't think he completely wanted to hurt him but he just wanted to get a shot at him.

I could care less what Ron's intent was.

He is an animal who puts other's life and well being at risk.

Sitting around worrying about what is going on in the mind of a guy with an IQ of 52 is not interesting.

He is like a vile animal with rabies. Get rid of him.

LakersEaglesLA
04-24-2012, 11:25 PM
as a thunder fan i'm okay with it. i wouldn't want him to watch the thunder win the 2nd round series in 5 games from the bench. then we can't hear any excuses.

CANT WAIT!! You dont really want the Lakers in the playoffs

Sadds The Gr8
04-24-2012, 11:26 PM
Raja Bell and DWade hurt Kobe so ... anything goes.

FWIW, I though Wade should have been tossed for 5 game myself.

Again, no place for that kind of crap in the game.

I thought the Wade foul was ridiculous but at least he attempted to make a play on the ball and made a basketball play.

ewing
04-24-2012, 11:27 PM
How much more intentional does it need to be.

He scores a basketball.
He has his hands down.
He is supposed to running up court to play defense.
He runs into an opponent.
He raises his elbows.
He swings it as hard as possible into the opponent.

There was not one element of the act which was not intentional.

Been playing 25 years and never seen anything like what he did.

Now I have seen that play in MMA.


He never looks at him. He beats his chest celebrating the dunk and blindly throws his elbow back. The chances of a guy accidentally catching a guy like that are really slim. The chances of a known pycho doing it like hitting the lotto but it is what it is. Like i said Ron put himself back under the tightest of microscopes. It was really the only choice the league had

still1ballin
04-24-2012, 11:28 PM
Because Ron Artest has no place in the game.

He is a filthy animal who should be tossed.

He can maim another human being with his actions.

He is a repeat repeat repeat offender.

Sadly, there isn't nothing you nor I nor anyone else in this world can do anything about it. All we can do is just move on!

ewing
04-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Because Ron Artest has no place in the game.

He is a filthy animal who should be tossed.

He can maim another human being with his actions.

He is a repeat repeat repeat offender.


Did you just him a damn dirty ape?

Jint.
04-24-2012, 11:32 PM
Stern is not very Stern

DoubleDragon
04-24-2012, 11:38 PM
But seriously. Metta lost control, pulled a stupid move, I don't think the severity of what he did was intended, but nonetheless, it was wrong and he now has to pay what I feel is a pretty stiff penalty (considering it's the play-offs and not just reg season games)

He got his punishment. All these people calling for his head or further condoning retribution is typical, but hey, he's not loved by most NBA fans so I get it a little.Haters can't help it, so whatever. But 7 games going into the first round of the post season is alot more severe a punishment than most think it is. It's gonna hurt his team and being a starter and biggest part of the Lakers defense as well as averaging in the last portion of this regular season with something like 15 pts, 6 assists, 7 rebs for a team that's already hurting at that position, it's plenty harsh enough of a penalty for him and his team. And, YES it was a stupid thing to do. He'll be missed during this first round, no doubt (I hope not too much). But the guy's not evil no matter what anyone says. And some of these people saying he should have his career ended? just ridiculous. It's over, he got punished, move on fer chrissakes. The teams have.

BKLYNpigeon
04-24-2012, 11:45 PM
funny thing is, Artest only loses one paycheck, because he only misses one regular season game. players dont get paid in the playoffs.

ARMIN12NBA
04-24-2012, 11:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIT9WHobGwI

Rasheed elbowed Ilgauskas in the head and bloodied him even. Rasheed has a well-documented past of transgressions. Rasheed admitted post-game that it was intentional. Rasheed did not get suspended.

Why are people so pissed that Metta got 7 games? Seems like a fair punishment, maybe even a bit harsh.

IIISSKiLL
04-24-2012, 11:51 PM
First let me say that I do not condone what MWP did at all, and I for one am glad to see that he was suspended. He deserved it.

But let's also remember that this isn't the first time someone has made a "non-basketball play" in the history of the NBA.

You say that you can't wait til someone closelines Kobe? Well, that's already happened, and Raja Bell was suspended for just a single game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V8ZukXsWmk

Also, I think that your desire for anyone to get hurt is repulsive. You voice your unhappiness with MWP causing a player physical harm, and then you turn around and say that you hope it happens again? :facepalm:



I totally agree; concussions are not a joke. And yes, Lakers fans would be up in arms if it happened to Kobe.

As a matter of fact it already has happened to Kobe...in the All-Star game. And DWade got zero punishment for his concussion-inducing blow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JCZtj7D18o

So again, as a Lakers fan I am glad that MWP was suspended, and I think it was totally warranted, but for some of you guys to act like this was the first ever flagrant foul to the neck/head area is absurd.

(and I also think that Lakers fans who condone what MWP did are also absurd!)

I think this is such a big deal because of his past I mean hes very lucky that he was allowed back into the league after the insane roit he started in detroit so people are making a huge deal about this player who obviously has a past of doing some of the most violent things the league has ever seen.. as for d.wade i truly doubt he tried to hurt kobe and it was a basketball play so he didnt get ejected, fined, or suspended.. think what you like but artest has been an animal in this league for a very long time and i think he needs help.. maybe smoke a joint or take some pills.. **** some ***** idk maybe he needs to try being an r&b singer again but the guy needs help

ARMIN12NBA
04-24-2012, 11:59 PM
I think this is such a big deal because of his past I mean hes very lucky that he was allowed back into the league after the insane roit he started in detroit so people are making a huge deal about this player who obviously has a past of doing some of the most violent things the league has ever seen..

True, but Stephen Jackson (another participant in the brawl; received a 30 game suspension) received a 7 game suspension himself for a shooting in which he was accused of firing first. Depending on one's world view, participating in a shooting that could have easily led to multiple murders may be considered worse than the elbow that Metta threw and yet their suspensions were the same. Again, Metta should have been suspended, but people calling for bans or suspensions longer than ten games need to gain perspective.

heyman321
04-25-2012, 12:02 AM
How can anyone be arguing if it was intentional or not? It clearly was. If it wasn't, he would've stopped and said "oh crap, didn't mean to do that" like this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn3GhgeipDA

But instead he just keeps running pounding his chest.

RipCity32
04-25-2012, 12:04 AM
should have been more in my opinion

SportsAndrew25
04-25-2012, 12:17 AM
...in a world where World Peace is banned for seven days.

Corey
04-25-2012, 12:19 AM
I predicted 5, so :shrug:

Not surprised with the ruling.

cg_la00
04-25-2012, 12:20 AM
Stern is not very Stern

lol :rimshot:

Captain Moroni
04-25-2012, 12:20 AM
Got off too easy

AI4MVP
04-25-2012, 12:23 AM
whatta joke. Shoulda been way more

TheWhiteMamba
04-25-2012, 12:23 AM
I thought he should have got 10.

DoubleDragon
04-25-2012, 12:24 AM
How can anyone be arguing if it was intentional or not? It clearly was. If it wasn't, he would've stopped and said "oh crap, didn't mean to do that" like this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn3GhgeipDA

But instead he just keeps running pounding his chest.

Yes, it was a stupid boneheaded thing to do.
No excuse.
The league reviewed it,
he got punished accordingly (and so did his team as a result).
Personally, I'm glad Harden's okay.
I would hope other Laker fans feel the same. I know I do.
That's pretty much it.
So...
On to the play-offs we go!
Can't wait

DoubleDragon
04-25-2012, 12:26 AM
...in a world where World Peace is banned for seven days.

;)
what's next?
Public puppy burnings?
Kitten hangings?
Stop the MADNESS!

cg_la00
04-25-2012, 12:28 AM
hahaha kitten hangings smh

NetSymptom
04-25-2012, 12:44 AM
I was hoping for a longer suspension, but 6 playoff games seems okay.

The one thing I would change is when the suspension begins. I feel like "World Peace" should have to miss every game Harden does due to injury, then have the 7 game suspension begin.

If Harden misses the last two regular season games, but then has to miss 1-2 games in the playoffs due to the concussion, then I don't think it'd be fair for "World Peace" to only miss 4-5 more games than Harden.

So for me, start the 7 game suspension the second Harden is playing again.

Lakers + Giants
04-25-2012, 12:47 AM
7 games? Artest got off pretty easy. :laugh:

Squad13
04-25-2012, 02:07 AM
Wade doesn't get any punishment for breaking Kobe's nose and giving him a concussion in the All-star game, but Peace gets 7 games (6 of them being playoff games) for elbowing someone that has been begging for it every time the Lakers have played the all bark no bite Thunder.

You're really trying to compare the two? You're ridiculous (I'm a lakers fan)

I really hate 98% of Laker fans, some of the comments in here are just pathetic.

tp13baby
04-25-2012, 02:17 AM
Yupp as a Nuggets fan, I want the Lakers now. Without Metta, I don't see why not we can make it a great series because our bench depth that the Lakers don't necessarily have.

basketfan4life
04-25-2012, 02:28 AM
You're really trying to compare the two? You're ridiculous (I'm a lakers fan)

I really hate 98% of Laker fans, some of the comments in here are just pathetic.

you are right, the all star thing was not a big deal, but wades hit on hamilton was atleast 2 game suspension if this is 7 games(6 in the playoffs), wade didn't even get ejected. And people here defended him to death. Now they want life time ban to artest. This is how biased PSD is. So pathetic.

Way to go psd, way to go.

YoungOne
04-25-2012, 02:35 AM
bs

Sssmush
04-25-2012, 02:41 AM
You know, I do understand why OKC fans are so mad and disappointed about this.

Sure, they understand that Hardon is trying to use some gamemanship, to prevent Artest from playing against them and guarding Durant in the semi-finals.

But yeah, first of all, Hardon is admitting that OKC is actually concerned about Artest guarding Durant, otherwise, why all the flopping and faking?

Secondly, gamesmanship and questions of right or wrong aside, you generally want YOUR team to be the tough team with the badass enforcer, the Rodman, the Mailman, the Shaq. You want your team to be the tough one that comes out on top.

Not the one with the Taliban guy rolling around on the ground saying "ahhhhhhhhh, ahhhhhh, oh my god!!!" and then peeking through his fingers to make sure the refs are watching. Especially after he's pulled the same exact routine so many times before that his own teammates don't even react or stick up for him.

I mean, wouldn't it be cooler for you if Hardon elbowed Artest, and then Artest rolled around on the ground (probably faking) and the Hardon got suspended a couple games and OKC got to think it was all cool, the most physical defensive team in the West?

Yeah, it would be cooler, but just forget that thought, because THAT COULD NEVER HAPPEN. Freakin' Hardon is a massive joke and perhaps the worst flopper in the entire league, and the Lakers are by far the defensive beast in the West.

CoffeeJanitor
04-25-2012, 02:45 AM
Can you block users on these boards? I'm sick of reading Smush's BS

YoungOne
04-25-2012, 02:46 AM
@sssmush stop smoking weed please.

Lakerhead4ever
04-25-2012, 02:47 AM
You know, I do understand why OKC fans are so mad and disappointed about this.

Sure, they understand that Hardon is trying to use some gamemanship, to prevent Artest from playing against them and guarding Durant in the semi-finals.

But yeah, first of all, Hardon is admitting that OKC is actually concerned about Artest guarding Durant, otherwise, why all the flopping and faking?

Secondly, gamesmanship and questions of right or wrong aside, you generally want YOUR team to be the tough team with the badass enforcer, the Rodman, the Mailman, the Shaq. You want your team to be the tough one that comes out on top.

Not the one with the Taliban guy rolling around on the ground saying "ahhhhhhhhh, ahhhhhh, oh my god!!!" and then peeking through his fingers to make sure the refs are watching. Especially after he's pulled the same exact routine so many times before that his own teammates don't even react or stick up for him.

I mean, wouldn't it be cooler for you if Hardon elbowed Artest, and then Artest rolled around on the ground (probably faking) and the Hardon got suspended a couple games and OKC got to think it was all cool, the most physical defensive team in the West?

Yeah, it would be cooler, but just forget that thought, because THAT COULD NEVER HAPPEN. Freakin' Hardon is a massive joke and perhaps the worst flopper in the entire league, and the Lakers are by far the defensive beast in the West.

i had to read this twice. i get what your saying but a lot of what you wrote was weird.

smood999
04-25-2012, 02:48 AM
i dont get y ppl r outraged or shocked that its 7 games...i brought this up in the thread about the incident...

love got 2 games for stepping on someones face intentionally
bynum on barea which i thought was worse and couldve easily been more disastrous got 4

Sadds The Gr8
04-25-2012, 02:53 AM
"I can't speculate (how many games)," Bryant said. "I'm sure he'll have some type of a suspension. And James, I hope he's OK. I haven't heard anything about how he's doing, but he's one of my favorite players in the league, one of my young boys, so I hope he's doing all right."

so much for all those Laker fans claiming Kobe and Harden actually hate each other :rolleyes:

like I said, their trash talk during that game earlier in the season was just competitive trash talk, nothing personal.

Iron24th
04-25-2012, 02:58 AM
7 games is OK.
I guess some haters are disappointed,move on guys.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-25-2012, 03:28 AM
Lolz at people who thought he would be banned for life or will get a lawsuit LMFAO:laugh:

It was an elbow people

NYKnicksAllDay
04-25-2012, 03:30 AM
Lol. If this happened to Kobe, Laker fans would be *****ing and moaning how 7 games isn't enough. But since MWP is a Laker anyone who thinks 7 isn't enough is overreacting.