Lakers star Ron Artest, or as he’s now known as Metta World Peace, was ejected from the game on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder after he swung his elbow and hit James Harden in the head.
He was cited for a “flagrant foul 2” and kicked out for the rest of the game. We want to know, do you think World Peace took a cheap shot or was it just an accident in the heat of celebration?
After the game, World Peace released a statement saying, “During that play I just dunked on (Kevin) Durant and (Serge) Ibaka and I got really emotional and excited and it was unfortunate that James had to get hit with an unintentional elbow,” World Peace told reporters, via ESPN. “I hope he’s OK. The Thunder, they’re playing for a championship this year, so I hope that he’s OK and I apologize to the Thunder and to James Harden.”
Take a look at the video below and tell us if you thought his elbow was a cheap shot or just in celebration.