This has to be the scariest moment of this dude’s life. You’re in a summer basketball league, thinking pretty highly of yourself because some pros actually run with you sometimes. Metta World Peace – formerly named “Ron Artest” when he ran into the stands to fight fans in Detroit during an NBA basketball contest – misses a layup and appears to shove your teammate down in frustration. You instinctively walk over to stick up for your teammate and OH SHIT THIS HAS NOT GONE AS I PLANNED.
Suddenly, Metta World Peace – all 6’7″, 250-pounds of him – gives you a one-armed, close-fisted shove to the jaw. In the NBA, this is going to replay and Metta is probably getting a flagrant-2 and an escort to the locker room. In the streets? You fake an ankle injury on the next play and hope nobody throws any cups onto the court.