Metta World Peace should change his name or add two words, the first of which would be "of", to the end.
The elbow he threw at Oklahoma City's James Harden was UFC quality, and knocked Harden to the court. He was down for a minute late in the first half, and did not play again.
World Peace claims the elbow was inadvertant, the culmination of a celebration, and he looked surprised when Oklahoma City players came charging at him. But how could the elbow have accidental or incidental? Even though celebrating in front of everybody is important to so many, isn't an athlete obligated to exert some control over his body parts?
World Peace has to be suspended, and the suspension has to include playoff games.
Harden is the best third wheel in basketball. As good as Oklahoma City is, Kevin Durant is primarily a shooter (a great shooter) and while an amazing athlete Russell Westbrook is a shoot-first (and second) point guard.
Harden is the smart, savvy and unselfish talent that keeps that team together, which can be difficult with your head bashed in.