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Metta World Peace receives a flagrant foul for his subtle uppercut to Brandon Knight (VIDEO)

Feb 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

Late in the second quarter of Sunday afternoon’s game between the Lakers and the Pistons, Metta World Peace got tangled up away from the ball with Brandon Knight.

Knight didn’t appreciate the rough play from World Peace, and used a forearm to his neck to try to achieve separation.

There was no foul called on Knight, however, and with good reason. Before it got to that point, World Peace slipped his left hand in and caught Knight in the face, which aggravated the situation.

It wasn’t enough of a punch to make Knight go ballistic, nor was it enough to get World Peace ejected with a flagrant-two foul call from the officials. It’ll be interesting to see if the league thinks the play was as innocent, and whether or not it’s determined that additional punishment in the form of a fine or suspension is justified.

  1. greenejoemean - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    lol. ” I guess this building brings out the Ron Artest in Metta World Peace.”

    • captainwisdom8888 - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:03 AM

      to be honest i didnt see anything too serious there. but artest ( i refuse to call him MWP) has been doin this stuff forever, harsher punishments are needed for repeat offenders

  2. goraidersgospurs - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    This Loon just dont learn!!!

  3. tannethrill - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    He should be part of what ever changes the Lakers make.

    • 00maltliquor - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      HELL no!!

  4. eagleshawksbraves - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    I didnt see the game but this video looks like ppl are going crazy over nothing.

  5. mazblast - Feb 3, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    If you’re going to throw a punch, throw a PUNCH. I expect better than a Hollywood girly-man “punch” from Artest.

    • manchestermiracle - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:08 AM

      Maybe because it wasn’t a punch.

  6. 00maltliquor - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Uppercut my ass! That was nooooothing.

  7. 32magicman - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Mental World Peace

  8. kavika6 - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Does Artest get kickbacks from local hospitals?

  9. slimsteve22 - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    the artist formally known as Ron.

  10. conjecture101 - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Nothing to see here people, go on with your mundane lives.

  11. manchestermiracle - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    There’s no point in trying to put a half-nelson on another player. A stupid play by MWP, but that attempt to bring his left arm up and under was not a punch. Get real, don’t you think someone like MWP would know how to throw a punch if that was his intention? It was all just an attempt to intimidate. I wish he’d knock that stupid crap off already.

    • shanelsweet - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      Not a punch? OK, then what was it. It was clearly something. Grabbing the back of the head while bringing your hand up into your opponents face while in clinch reminds me of Ali. I know Joe Fraazier used to complain bitterly about it, but I don’t remember him saying it was anything other than a punch. It’s not like MWP was trying to step away by holding his head and swinging his hand under, inside and upward. Could we at least agree to call it a teeny-weeny punch

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