In the heat of a competition, injuries are bound to happen and the emotion can get the best of any player not named Tim Duncan. Today that happened to Metta World Peace, the oddly named Lakers forward who said he got carried away with the competitive nature of today's double-overtime game and elbowed Thunder guard James Harden in the head, sending him to the floor and giving the OKC star a concussion.
Over Twitter after the game, World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, gave some commentary on the incident. At first he apologized although he spelled Harden's name wrong:
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
Then a few minutes later, World Peace gave further commentary.
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
The Lakers came away from the night with the win in double overtime after coming from behind in regulation.