Metta World Peace Punch: Lakers Forward Is Lucky to Receive Only One Game

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace is lucky to have received only a one-game suspension after his latest violent outburst on Sunday against the Detroit Pistons.

In case you missed it, World Peace got wrapped up with Pistons guard Brandon Knight while fighting for a rebound. The scuffle has resulted in a one-game suspension for World Peace, per Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times.

"The NBA on Tuesday gave Lakers forward Metta World Peace a one-game suspension for an altercation with Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons."

The Pistons guard who was involved in the altercation believed World Peace threw a punch at him. Here is what Knight had to say about the incident, per Dave McMenamin of

"The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch," Knight told reporters after the game. "It felt like he threw a punch. That's why I reacted the way I did."

Upon looking at the footage, it appears World Peace did his best impression of Mike Tyson and it no doubt forced the NBA's hand to rightfully suspend the troubled forward.

This isn't the first time the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has gotten into hot water.

We all remember the brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills back in 2004 when then Artest, who was a member of the Indiana Pacers at the time, went into the stands and ignited a huge brawl that was about as bad a day in the history of the sport as anyone could remember.


It was from that point on that Artest (now World Peace) would be on a zero-tolerance policy should he act in such a way again. Or at least we thought that was the case.

While World Peace hasn't exactly done anything close to that since, he's been in other altercations with NBA players.

Last season, World Peace threw a vicious elbow to then-Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Hard...

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