When your name is legally Metta World Peace, it's probably a good idea to stay away from anything that can be perceived as violent. But someone didn't tell that to the NBA basketball player formally known as Ron Artest.
On Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers' World Peace (aka Artest) was ejected for a vicious elbow he threw at his opponent, Oklahoma City's James Harden:
Of course World Peace tried to argue against the ejection, but to no avail. Deadspin explains, quite hilariously:
World Peace was thrown out on the spot, despite fervent arguments that the elbow was inadvertent; we can't quite see how any celebration that isn't the Chicken Dance would feature elbows that high, but whatever—it's [NBA Commisioner] David Stern's issue to deal with, now.
SportsGrid isn't convinced either:
Whether or not World Peace meant to do this to Harden is debatable. At first, he didn’t look like he was going for the knockout, but then again you probably shouldn’t be throwing elbows like this no matter what the situation. Regardless of whether you’re playing basketball or driving in your car or getting married, this type of arm movement is not warranted.
File that under ironic sentences.