Metta World Peace turned back into Ron Artest last night

I was out of the house most of the day on Sunday and I didn’t get a chance to catch this until late at night while watching SportsCenter. I had heard that Metta World Peace had elbowed somebody but I wasn’t sure exactly about the details. Now after watching the video, I’m disgusted.

For this instance, World Peace claimed that he was celebrating and he accidentally elbowed James Harden in the head. Yet if it was unintentional, I wonder why he didn’t look back after he made contact.

I can believe he was celebrating but a part of Ron Artest came back. He was selfish with his celebration and violent with the elbow. And he had no concern immediately hitting Harden until he was about to get attacked by Serge Ibaka before the officials broke it up.

This is the kind of stuff that Ron Artest would do. He said the right things afterward but I still feel that even though he changed his name, he’s still the unstable, volatile player. Last night, we saw Ron Artest.