link to incident). The question now is how many games will he be suspended? How hard will David Stern and league officials come down on him? Currently, the Los Angeles Lakers have one game left in the regular season and they obviously hope to make a deep run in the post season as well. Preliminary estimates from reporters, columnists, and other NBA players range anywhere from two games to ten games. In my opinion, with his long history of mishaps it should be much much longer. This is the same guy that was suspended for destroying camera equipment at Madison Square Garden in 2003 (3 games), for initiating a confrontation with Pat Riley (4 games), for the "Malice at the Palace" in 2004 (86 games), for elbowing Manu Ginobili in the head during the 2006 NBA Playoffs (1 game), for his multitudes of legal issues in 2007 (7 games), for clotheslining Juan Jose Barea during the 2011 NBA Playoffs (1 game), and now this. There's been many stories written about the improvements he's made in his behavior, which culminated with the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award he won during the 2010-2011 season. But give me a break and cut the bullsh*t.
After the game on Sunday, he tweeted, "I just watched the replay again..... Oooo.. My celebration of the dunk was really too much... Didn't even see James ..... Omg... Looks bad."
Wait, seriously? The bottom line is the guy is mentally unstable, he targets the head, and he shows no remorse for his actions. Someone can get seriously hurt with him around. With a name like Metta World Peace and the fact that this occurred on Earth Day, the offense is downright shameful.
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