Ron Artest Should Be Suspended Into Playoffs For Throwing Elbow at James Harden

Ron Artest is a thug. Plain and simple.

He can call himself “Metta World Peace,” but it doesn’t matter.

And David Stern should suspend him into the playoffs for the vicious elbow he threw at James Harden last night.


He can legally change his name to whatever he wants, but he is the same Ron Artest who played a major role in the most abominable sports fight known as the Malice in the Palace.

His latest transgression, an elbow to the head of Thunder guard James Harden during the second quarter of Sunday’s game, was absolutely unnecessary and ridiculous.

I understand players run into each other while running back down the court, but World Peace went out of his way to throw a vicious elbow to Harden.

David Stern should bring the hammer down because World Peace is a repeat offender and this could majorly impact the Thunder if Harden misses games due to concussion-like symptoms, which is a possibility.

If you don’t believe me, check out the video.


The NBA has been cracking down on violent fouls and this is one of the most egregious fouls all season, except for the NHL-type hip check by Hornets forward Jason Smith on Clippers forward Blake Griffin.

For once, I will agree with the heavy hand of Stern.

About Trevor Stewart

Trevor Stewart is 25 years old and works as a corporate journalist, gathering stories and photos for magazines. He is a graduate of BIOLA University in La Mirada, Calif., with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Originally from Spokane, Wash., he and his wife Abigail currently make their home in Lincoln, Neb.


  1. I agree. In fact, since it was blatant rage and intentional, I’d say first two rounds. Maybe the entire playoffs.

    And isn’t it typical that someone named “peace” would be violent. In fact, if you’ve ever seen a “peace” rally, there’s often hatred, anger and violence.  It’s all psychological and we know Ron Artest sees a shrink.

    Bad guy. Period. 

  2. Htown0721 says:

    Harden is 5% to blame, why did he go bump into Artest as he was celebrating?  There was no reason for him to make contact with Artest, he intentionally got in the way. With that said Peace brought down the hammer

  3. 808independent says:

    He should be suspended for the rest of this year, including the play offs. I could see elbowing someone if you were grabbing a rebound, but he didn’t even have a ball in his hands and didn’t even look back after he clearly made contact. You can kill somebody with an elbow strike like that. He’s in the wrong sport. He should join the UFC and be the total a__ he is. Metta World Peace. What a joke!

  4. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I to find It truly helpful & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping to give one thing back and help others such as you helped me.

  5. Hello! I understand this is sort of off-topic however I needed to ask.

    Does building a well-established blog such as yours take a lot of work?

    I’m completely new to operating a blog but I do write in my diary
    everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my experience and
    views online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or
    tips for brand new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!

  6. Somebody essentially lend a hand to make significantly articles I’d state. That is the very first time I frequented your web page and so far? I amazed with the research you made to create this particular publish incredible. Excellent job!

  7. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  8. Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the excellent work!

  9. I was very pleased to find this internet-site.I wanted to thanks in your time for this glorious read!! I positively having fun with every little little bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to check out new stuff you weblog post.

  10. I am constantly browsing online for ideas that can benefit me. Thanks!

  11. At this time I am going to do my breakfast, after having my breakfast coming yet again to read further news.

  12. I’m not positive the place you are getting your info, however good topic. I must spend some time finding out more or figuring out more. Thank you for great information I used to be looking for this information for my mission.

  13. Regarding the web page manager, could I question how does one tackle spammy posts?

  14. My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on various websites for about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform. I have heard very good things about Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  15. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article! It’s the little changes that make the most important changes. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Have you ever considered creating an e-book or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information.

  17. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

  18. With havin sso uch content do yoou ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?

  19. Great internet site! It looks extremely professional! Maintain the helpful job!
    fotbolls kläder

  20. Just wished to emphasize I’m just glad I stumbled onto your internet page!|
    maglietta calcio

Speak Your Mind