Lakers forward Metta World Peace seemed surprised to receive a seven-game suspension for elbowing James Harden in the head, an insight he revealed in a brief podcast on iTunes that was made public Wednesday.
"I didn’t expect to get seven games. I also didn’t expect James Harden to be right behind me and I hit him with the elbow," World Peace said in his first public comments since a brief statement Sunday. "But I’m happy he’s OK. It could have been a bad elbow. I definitely didn’t mean to throw an elbow at Mr. Harden’s head."
World Peace spoke for a little more than two minutes, also giving details of his thought process in last Sunday's game against Oklahoma City.
"I ain’t dunked really like that in the last three years. Usually people contest my shot and they can block my shot but I’m feeling better now," he said. "We got the steal, Andrew Bynum threw me the ball, I’m going full speed, I see Kevin Durant, I get the ‘bang-bang’ with the left, I get the dunk with the left hand.