Magic Johnson Criticizes Metta World Peace For Elbowing James Harden
Los Angeles Laker legend Magic Johnson has never shied away from sharing his opinions on his old ballclub, and today was no exception. After witnessing the vicious elbow that the Lakers’ Metta World Peace leveled into James Harden’s head, Magic had some choice words for the artist formerly known as Ron Artest:
.@MettaWorldPeace needs to get his emotions under control. That elbow on Harden will get him suspended.—
Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 23, 2012
World Peace emphatically pounded his chest and waved his arms while celebrating a dunk in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 114-106 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder; in the midst of his celebration, he hit Harden square in the head and drove him to the ground. Harden left the game with what was later diagnosed as a concussion; World Peace received a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected.
More than likely, World Peace is facing a hefty suspension for the elbow.