The NBA dropped the ball on this one. Instead of doing the right and suspending him permanently they caved to the players' union and the pocket book. This scum should not have the privilege of playing in an NBA uniform. That elbow was a criminal act. How many more incidents do we have Artest before he really hurts someone, not that a concussion is anything to sneeze at. At the very least the league should force "Peace" to take anger management courses:
The NBA responded to Metta World Peace's latest act of aggression with a seven-game suspension that will lighten the Los Angeles Lakers troublemaker's wallet and playoff schedule.
World Peace was suspended Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, keeping the Lakers' starting small forward sidelined for most of the first postseason round.
World Peace was ejected from Sunday's game against the Thunder for striking Harden in the head with the back of his elbow, giving Oklahoma City's top reserve a concussion. The former Ron Artest claimed the blow was an accidental, overzealous celebration of a dunk, yet even Kobe Bryant and his Lakers teammates weren't defending his inexplicable actions.
"It's hard to get into a guy's head and know exactly what happened in that situation," Bryant said. "I haven't really spoken to him about it. You've really got to ask him."