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Lakers’ Metta World Peace Suspended 7 Games

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Metta World Peace of the Lakers leaves the court after being ejected for hitting James Harden of the Thunder. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Metta World Peace of the Lakers leaves the court after being ejected for hitting James Harden of the Thunder. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK –  The Lakers’ Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven games without pay for striking the Thunder’s James Harden in the head with his elbow, the NBA announced today.

The incident, which resulted in a Flagrant Foul Two and ejection, occurred with 1:39 remaining in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 114-106 victory over the Thunder on April 22 at Staples Center.

“The concussion suffered by James Harden demonstrates the danger posed by violent acts of this kind, particularly when they are directed at the head area,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said. “We remain committed to taking necessary measures to protect the safety of  NBA players, including the imposition of appropriate penalties for players with a history of on-court altercations.”

The suspension will begin with the Lakers’ next game at Sacramento on April 26.  The remaining games of the suspension will be served over the next six games in which the player is eligible and physically able to play, including this season’s playoffs.

 

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