April 22, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden (13) lays on the floor after a flagrant foul by Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (not pictured) who was ejected in the second quarter of the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Submitted without further comment, because really, what else is there to say?
During Sunday afternoon's Lakers home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, we saw a side of MWP that we haven't encountered in quite some time. With the Lakers down three points in the final minutes of the first half, World Peace executed a really quite excellent Euro step and left-handed dunk in transition. In his excitement, he began celebrating on his way back up the court and bumped into OKC guard (and likely Sixth Man of the Year) James Harden. As Harden moved past him, World Peace elbowed him hard in the side of the head. Harden went to the ground immediately, and Metta was immediately and rightfully ejected from the game.
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I just watched the replay again..... Oooo..My celebration of the dunk really was too much... Didn't even see James ..... Omg... Looks bad— Metta WorldPeace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 23, 2012
Me: [...stunned silence]