OT: Ron Artest Pulls A Cheap Shot, Gets Ejected

Submitted by hart20 on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Ron Artest just took a cheap shot at James Harden, throwing a hard elbow to Harden's head, and was ejected. This play was probably one of the dirtier plays that I've seen happen for a while. I'm guessing that Artest is gone for at least 5 games, if not more. There's no place in any sport for that type of move, just a terrible decision by Artest. Harden is fine though, and he'll still be able to play.

UPDATE: Looks like Harden is out with concussion symptoms now. Artest is an idiot.




Jump to 1:06 if you just want to see it slowed down.


Update #2: GIF




April 22nd, 2012 at 5:10 PM ^

Who's Ron Artest? I don't see anyone by that name on the Lakers' roster.

EDIT: Yikes, that's dirty. Commence all the world peace jokes you can muster.


April 22nd, 2012 at 5:12 PM ^


In a December 2009 Sporting News interview, Artest admitted that he had led a "wild" lifestyle as a young player, and that he drank Hennessy cognac in the locker room at halftime when he was playing for the Chicago Bulls at the beginning of his NBA career.[45]

During his rookie season in Chicago, he was criticized for applying for a job at Circuit City in order to get an employee discount.[46][47]

He once attended a practice with the Indiana Pacers in a bath robe.[48]

Artest was suspended for three games in 2003 for destroying a TV camera at Madison Square Garden, and for four games the same year for a confrontation with Miami Heat coach Pat Riley.[47] He was also suspended for two games in the early 2004–05 season by Pacers coach Rick Carlisle after he allegedly asked for a month off because he was tired from promoting an R&B album for the groupAllure on his production label.[47]

Marley Nowell

April 22nd, 2012 at 5:18 PM ^

Changing your name doesn't change who you are. That was an epic and totally uncalled for cheap shot. He should be suspended for the duration of the postures at least


April 22nd, 2012 at 5:51 PM ^

He'll proclaim that without Jesus, none of this would be possible. Or at the very least, frequent his pyschiatrist more often.

Not so much Peace in this man's mind, although the name change was a lovely idea. Isn't this guy competing with Cromartie for the largest brood? Fine example of a father.

Young John Beilein

April 23rd, 2012 at 10:31 AM ^

Listen, if Harden, or any other man, pumped into me I would be livid and swing away also.  But that's just me, toilet duck.  Basketball player formerly known as Artest is really just a liability out there comparable to Mike Tyson.  If I were in the NBA I wouldn't want to play on the same court as him.  That shit could ruin my livelihood.


April 22nd, 2012 at 5:50 PM ^

Why don't they just kick him outta the league already?  Honestly, they guy clearly has no self-control, he's a danger to other players, and he should just be banned from playing.


April 22nd, 2012 at 6:06 PM ^

Disclaimer:  I am a Laker and Artest fan.

Not to sound like I am taking Artest's side, but why would Harden get in the way of Artest?  It most likely was an accident that Harden was going towards the corner to get the inbounds pass, but I can see how Artest would think that it was intentional.  Regardless, Artest should be suspended at least for the rest of the year.

Ok, neg away, I'm sure my post will be twisted every way imaginable...