World Peace came off an impressive dunk over several Thunder players and in the midst of his celebration, he swung back and hit Harden right in the head.
Harden did not return to the game due to a concussion and World Peace was quickly ejected in the second quarter.
Hope James Hardin is ok… I remember when I hit by Marc Gasol the same way.. I was spitting up blood and a headache during the game…
— Metta WorldPeace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 22, 2012
I just watched the replay again….. Oooo..My celebration of the dunk really was too much… Didn’t even see James ….. Omg… Looks bad
— Metta WorldPeace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 23, 2012
At this point, no punishment has been sent down by the NBA league office.