-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Metta World Peace's refusal to explain why he was "surprised" to receive a seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City guard James Harden.
-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr mentions World Peace's admission that "I was just way too emotional" when he clocked Harden.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky mentions how obvious it is that World Peace thought the suspension was too harsh.
-- Fox Sports' Brian Lowry gives Shaquille O'Neal negative reviews on his TNT analyst gig.
-- Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson grades the Lakers a B for their effort this season.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne talks to Kobe Bryant, who argues that Clippers forward Blake Griffin should physically retaliate when he's fouled hard.
-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford focuses on World Peace's contention that he didn't "lose it" when he elbowed Harden.
-- Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel argues that players should care more about the union's finances.
-- Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark believes the Lakers can absorb World Peace's absence.
Tweet of the Day: "Can magic johnson,jon barry and steven A compare my accidental elbow to the Luis scola face step and the Blake griff take down..? Shaq ,How can u comment on elbows.. What about the punch you threw at brad miller. And the elbows at dikembe and the prizbilla concussion?" -- MettaWorldPeace (Lakers forward Metta World Peace, who later deleted these tweets).