Over/Under on Metta World Peace’s Suspension for Elbowing James Harden Set at 7 1/2 Games


Over/Under on Metta World Peace's Suspension for Elbowing James Harden Set at 7 1/2 GamesMetta World Peace — formerly known as Ron Artest — hasn't yet heard from the league office, but oddsmakers are already anticipating that the NBA will come down hard on the eccentric forward.

Bovada has set the line on World Peace's suspension for elbowing James Harden at 7 1/2 games. If the over wins out, and Artest is suspended eight games or more, it would mean he would miss the Lakers' entire first-round series regardless of how many games it goes (plus their regular season finale).

The incident in question occurred during the second quarter of Sunday's Lakers-Thunder clash. After scoring a bucket, the L.A. forward swung his elbow, delivering a punishing blow to Harden's head. The elbow left Harden shaken up, forcing him from the game with a concussion, and led to World Peace's ejection.

While the decision on a suspension is still up in the air, don't be surprised if the NBA makes a bold decision, especially with the emphasis placed on eliminating head shots across all sports.

Check out the incident in the video below.

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