26 Apr 2012

LA Lakers lose World Peace for next seven games

6:37 am on 26 April 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has been suspended for seven NBA basketball games after elbowing an opponent in the head.

He will miss the Lakers' final regular-season game later this week and the rest of his ban will be served over the next six games he is eligible and physically able to play, including this season's playoffs.

World Peace, who changed his name from Ron Artest last September, elbowed Oaklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden.

Harden fell to the court and stayed down for about a minute and missed the rest of the game and World Peace was ejected.

World Peace has been suspended 13 times in his career for total of 111 games.