Snakell Beast wrote:What kind of got lost in all of this was that Harden was getting up into MWP/Artest's body and pushing him after the play...What is that all about??? I think that should warrant AT LEAST a technical foul on Harden. Instigating is NO EXCUSE for Metta/Ron losing his composure and being careless...but it takes two to tango.
If harden had been respecting Ron's space, and his right to celebrate a positive momentum changing play, then none of this would have happened. The fact is James Harden is a dirty player who instigates trouble and pretends to be tough by bullying players and using the refs to protect him.
Today, he messed with the bull and got the horns. I hope he recovers IMMEDIATELY and loses NO game time, but he definitely was NOT an innocent victim in this exchange.
Also, anyone who thinks that Artest was TRYING to elbow Harden IN THE HEAD wasn't paying attention. Artest felt harden pushing into him and meant to throw him out of the way by pushing his left elbow into his shoulders and shoving him away. His arm slipped upward off of Harden's shoulder and slid into his Ear. There was clearly NOT an intention to GO FOR THE HEAD.
Ron Ron was, however, attempting to shove Marcia Gay Harden...I mean James Harden off his body with an elbow. But, when you throw elbows like that, bad things CAN sometimes happen, and you have to take that into consideration and accept the consequences IF the worst happens and you connect somewhere you didn't intend to connect.
Thems the breaks. You play with fire, you get burned. Both Harden and Artest have learned that lesson again today. Hopefully, the rest of the Laker team won't be too negatively affected by this unfortunate turn of events.
LakersFanInCali wrote:.....I clearly made an evaluation and I also brought evidence that supported this....
Alcindor wrote:LakersFanInCali wrote:.....I clearly made an evaluation and I also brought evidence that supported this....
Brilliant. Furthermore, James Harden should be suspended for a period of time proportionate to the injury he caused Ron's elbow. I am sure he got a nice funny bone stinger.
UNCLaker2 wrote:Kobe gets his nose broken too strong for pain walks away and no suspension!! Ron elbows a dude and he falls to the ground and the NBA has a "suspended for a period of time proportionate to the injury" plan!!
hdtvset wrote:J. Harden had no business to walk up and push MWP after that play. Take a good look at J. Harden's walking and pushing direction, not to the ball, but MWP. He initiated the contact first.
I just feel MWP should not be suspended for more than 3 games since J. Harden initiated the contact first.
shaq_hater wrote:i love metta, in fact i was wearing a world peace jersey watching the game but i think metta DID hit harden REAL BAD. notice how harden's head got shaken on that "unintentional" elbow by metta.
reminded me of the pacquiao KO on hatton a few years back.
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