Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
That is a whole lot of follow through for something unintentional (you can check the video HERE if you missed it).
That blow above gaveÂ James HardenÂ a concussion, according toÂ Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman. Which means to get back on the court he is going to have to be cleared by the league neurologist after passing a battery of tests. Â That could happen before the playoffs, or maybe not. Concussions are things that heal on their own schedule, one we donâ€™t really understand.
After the game,Â Metta World PeaceÂ (the baller formerly known as Ron Artest) apologized for the elbow.Â Here is his direct quote.
â€œOn that play, I just dunked on Durant and Ibaka, and I got really emotional, really excited. And it was unfortunate that James had to get hit with the unintentional elbow. I hope heâ€™s OK. The Thunder, theyâ€™re playing for a championship this year. So I really hope heâ€™s OK, and I apologize to the Thunder and to James Harden. Such a great game, and it was unfortunate so much emotion was going on at that time.â€
Lakers staff stepped in and made sure World Peace did not answer any reportersâ€™ questions.
Without their third best player â€” and best shot creator â€” the Thunder went on to lose 114-106 in double overtime to the Lakers.