Report: Metta World Peace Suspended Seven Games for Elbow to James Harden’s Head


Metta World Peace said it was accidental, but the league has ruled otherwise.

The Lakers forward was suspended seven games without pay for elbowing Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head, according to the NBA's Twitter account.

World Peace was given a flagrant foul two and ejected from that game, and speculation immediately began to swirl that a suspension would follow.

The suspension would likely affect how the Lakers fare in the playoffs, which are due to begin Saturday, although matchups and schedules have not been finalized.

World Peace has a long history of suspensions with the league, dating back to when he was named Ron Artest.

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