So Metta World Peace has officially retired and Ron Artest has returned from sabbatical. With that being said, I will be referring to that man as “Artest” for the rest of this post. Now in case you missed it, some “Grade A Fuckery” occurred during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday. After making a contested dunk during a fast break, Artest proceeded to beat his chest and then elbow the shit out of James Harden. With a suspension being damn near guaranteed, the question is, what the fizuck was that man thinking?
Now I’ve seen some people try to make excuses for Artest, claiming the move was an “in the moment” accident. To all of those individuals, I want to know, were we watching the same play? I can’t think of any scenario where you accidentally wind up and follow through on an elbow to somebody’s grill piece. To make matters worse, when Russell Westbrook went to confront him, Artest basically got into a fighting stance. If what you did was accidental, you wouldn’t be trying to set it off in the middle of the game. Let’s be real, crazy-ass Queensbridge Ron Artest temporarily came out of hiding during that play. Now because of his stupidity, he’ll most likely be suspended when the Lakers start their playoff run. Smart move Ron.
If you haven’t seen the actual play, you can watch it below. Anybody who thinks this was an accident is a dumbass. From now on, I’m calling that man Tony Jaa. That elbow was some straight Muay Thai shit. I might have to use that move on some co-workers in the office. They’ve officially been warned.
P.S. I was dying when I saw “Metta World War” trending on Twitter last night. People are foolishly hilarious.