Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) is a violent force in the NBA. He has been suspended for some of his vicious acts on the NBA hardwood, but is he worthy of being identified as “Lakers Idiot” on the screen? A Chicago television outlet must have though so when they put the graphic on the live shot. What do you think fair or foul?
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The NBA has suspended Ron Artest for 7 games without pay for the vicious hit on James Harden. That means he will miss the last game of the season and the first 6 games of the playoffs. Artest has been suspended a number of times, and you have to wonder if suspension is the deterrent that he needs. Should they have done more? Keep in mind if he had done this same thing let’s say in the grocery store he probably would have been arrested. What do you think?
A few years ago Ron Artest was an Indiana Pacer. During his tenure as a Pacer he was sitting on a scorer’s table while a play was being discussed and a spectator poured soda on him. Artest retaliated and a fight ensued. Artest was suspended for 69 games which actually was the remainder of the season. I believe that Artest never should have gone after the fan, but I also don’t believe by purchasing a ticket that you have the right to violate a player. Since that incident Artest has undergone anger management and changed his name to reflect his new persona: Metta World Peace. Well yesterday Mr. Peace must have stayed home and told Ron Artest to suit up. Metta took a cheap shot and leveled Oklahoma Thunder player James Harden with his elbow and once he was assessed a flagrant foul and immediate ejection he tried to feign innocence by saying he was actually celebrating his dunk. Come on Ron, I mean Metta, I mean Mr. Cheap Shot. Whatever he wants to be called it does not matter what he did yesterday on the court would be classified as assault on the streets and what he demonstrates is he changed his name, but he like the leopard can not change his spots.