Three weeks and one day after
Ron Artest’s Metta World Peace’s elbow destroyed James Harden, the Lakers and Thunder will meet again. Naturally, the elbow – and World Peace’s six-game suspension is the topic du jour as the series begins tonight. The media asked Artest about seeing Harden again for the first time since the incident, and whether they’d greet at mid-court:
“He doesn’t start. I only fist-bump the starting five. I don’t fist-bump subs.”
Other subplots: Who the hell tries to defend Westbrook and Harden and Kobe trash talking. Depending on how tough Perkins and Ibaka are, I wouldn’t be shocked by a Thunder sweep.