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How serious will be Metta World Peace's suspension? (Web links)

April 24, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Lakers forward Metta World Peace is in full celebration following a dunk as Thunder guard James Harden bumps into him before the elbow-swinging incident.
Lakers forward Metta World Peace is in full celebration following a dunk… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan first reported that the NBA wouldn't decide Monday what disciplinary measures it would give Lakers forward Metta World Peace for throwing an elbow Sunday at Oklahoma City guard James Harden.'s Steve Aschburner argues World Peace's suspension should correlate to how long it takes Harden to recover from a concussion.

--The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson believes it will be hard to predict Harden's return.

--USA Today's Mike Lopresti argues World Peace hasn't grown up.

--The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry explains how Harden is a critical piece to the Thunder's championship run. Mayberry also reports the Thunder is listing Harden as day-to-day.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller argues World Peace's strike on Harden could've been even more severe.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky credits Mike Brown's coaching in the Lakers' win Sunday over Oklahoma City.

--The Oklahoman's John Rohde talks to an NBA official who is uncertain whether Harden's prognosis will factor into World Peace's suspension.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford mentions how the Lakers are bracing for a stiff penalty.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen tabs Andrew Bynum as the league's most improved player.

--Yahoo! Sports Larry Bell defends World Peace in the video below's Mike Trudell breaks down the Lakers' playoff picture.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark believes World Peace simply fell off the wagon.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down how Jordan Hill helped the Lakers on pick-and-roll coverages against the Thunder.

Radio Interview: I talked with ESPN 1420 (Honululu, Hawaii) about World Peace. Unfortunately, it wasn't an in-person interview.

Tweet of the Day: "I think metta world peace should change his name to holy flying elbow" -- andyroddick (Tennis star Andy Roddick)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "MWP... I liked the passion that you brought to the game when you could actually control yourself. It is unfortunate however that you sometime just  "snap". I am sure in person, you are a good guy and have done a lot to change your image. I suspect that you will be be sitting out the rest of the season and will give you a 50-50 on ever playing again in the NBA. You still have a few years as a productive player. Will read about you playing in Europe somewhere. When in control, you were a pleasure to watch." -- knob.bob.xpg

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