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World Peace Violence: Los Angeles Lakers Forward Metta World Peace Ejected

James Harden laying on court after being elbowed in the temple by Metta World Peace.
James Harden laying on court after being elbowed in the temple by Metta World Peace.Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
Edwin BearContributor IApril 24, 2012

Metta World Peace finally did it. He out Rodmanned Dennis Rodman. World Peace is now officially the craziest man to ever play in the NBA. 

When I first heard the news that Ron Artest legally changed his name to Metta World Peace in September of 2011 I immediately wondered how long it would take before his name change became sad irony.  Well, seven months later it happened.

World Peace coldcocked James Harden with an elbow to the temple.

World Peace will undoubtedly be suspended and it's possible he'll be banned from the league.
Remember, this is the same guy that went into the stands and fought Detroit Pistons fans back in 2004 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.  

If you get a second change to play in the league after being involved in the Malice at the Palace and still aren't grateful enough to restrain from elbowing a man in the head as hard as you can, than you don't deserve the privilege to make millions of dollars playing a game.

Hey, maybe he was sending a message with his vicious bow throw.  Maybe he was just symbolizing that world peace is not obtainable because violence even comes from World Peace.  Yea... I doubt it.

Born in Queensbridge projects in Queens, New York, the artist formally known as Ron Artest had a rough upbringing.  While that's never an excuse to elbow a man directly in the temple, it may explain a little about why he's so aggressive and let's face it... crazy.

This interview with Artest after a game in 2009 where he was ejected might explain a little where his aggression comes from as well.

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