In yesterday’s game versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest was ejected from the game right before the end of the first half due to hitting Thunder guard, James Harden, in the head with his elbow.
The public outcry has been tremendous with some calling for a playoff ban, such as Dick Vitale while others are praying that World Peace will be judged on just what happened Sunday afternoon rather than his past transgressions.
According to JA Adande of ESPN, the typical punishment being handed out by the league for this kind of action is usually one to two games.
…elbow violations have been repeatedly subject to one- and two-game suspensions.
A few hours after the game, we decided to throw up a poll on our Lakers Nation Facebook Page and the response was overwhelmingly sided to a one game suspension.
Over 3,300 fans voted and 67.9% of them voted that Metta World Peace be given a one game suspension. Of course, a page full of Lakers fans are going to be biased to some point since it’s to their detriment that Metta World Peace miss more than one game with the playoffs around the corner.