Weeks after the concussion-producing elbow that Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers threw at Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden, the two men will take the floor again tonight against one another in the playoffs. The reunion may not be as friendly as once anticipated.
World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, says he is not going to shake Harden’s hand. “He doesn’t start,” World Peace explained. “I only fist-bump the starting five. I don’t fist-bump subs.” Complex has the story:
If you’re waiting to see what happens when Metta World Peace goes to shake James Harden’s hand during Game 1 of the second-round playoff series between the Lakers and Thunder tonight, keep waiting. And waiting and waiting and waiting…
Not surprisingly, World Peace says that he will not extend a handshake to Harden tonight—three weeks after handing him a concussion by elbowing him in the back of his head during a regular season game. But the reason he gave yesterday for why he won’t shake hands with Harden is a little bit surprising.
“He doesn’t start,” World Peace explained. “I only fist-bump the starting five. I don’t fist-bump subs.”
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