April 22, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) is ejected from the game after a flagrant foul on Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden (not pictured) in the second quarter of the game at the Staples Center. Peace leaves the court escorted by Ramon Sessions (7) and Andrew Bynum (17). Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

NBA suspends World Peace for seven games

The NBA announced Tuesday that Metta World Peace will be suspended seven games for his elbowing of James Harden Sunday during the Thunder-Lakers game.

World Peace will miss the final game of the regular season for the Lakers against the Kings and the first six playoff games. If the Lakers win their first round series in less than seven games then that means that World Peace’s return would likely be against Oklahoma City in the second round in the Chesapeake Arena.

The suspension number falls right in between what many were projecting. I guess that makes it feel right since 3-4 games would feel like nothing and 10 games is a lot.

I personally would not have minded to see World Peace suspended for the rest of the season but I can understand how that isn’t the case.

Harden is still being evaluated by the NBA and will not play tonight against the Kings.

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