Suspended Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace told Conan O’Brien during an interview Monday night that he never called Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard James Harden to apologize, or check on his condition, for landing a brutal elbow that concussed the 22-year-old in late-April.
“It’s so competitive, you know, I wanted to make sure he was OK first, so I did that,” said World Peace, 32, who became a convicted spousal abuser in May 2007. “But to call him to make sure he’s OK? I didn’t want to do that.”
The notoriously violent Metta World Peace, who was born and raised as Ron Artest in the Queensbridge projects in Queens, New York, also had the audacity to claim the 2009 NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection tried to collide with his elbow.
Harden “runs into people’s elbows,” said World Peace, who was suspended a league-record 86-games for sparking the infamous November 2004 riot at The Palace of Auburn Hills. “When somebody dunks, he puts his chin right there. He did it to (Knicks center) Tyson Chandler.”
The dangerous ballplayer, who in a December 2009 interview with the Sporting News acknowledged frequently swigging Hennessy cognac in the locker room at halftime while playing for the Chicago Bulls from 1999-2002, was banned from the court for seven-games for his sinister action.
Provided Los Angeles ultimately emerges victorious, World Peace and the Lakers will next play Harden and the Thunder in the conference semifinals.
World Peace, who was drafted out of St. John’s University by the Bulls with the 16th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, has been employed by five organizations since making his professional debut in “The Windy City.”
The 2004 Defensive Player of the Year has never found a permanent residence because he is an utter loon who’s crazier than a shithouse rat.
Los Angeles will temporarily benefit from World’s Peace’s return because he is an extremely talented defender.
Unfortunately for the Lakers, in a mere instant, a player could again steer into one of World Peace’s elbows and cause the pacifist to be relegated to the sideline.by