Over the weekend, Metta World Peace and his Lakers were in Detroit taking on the Pistons. During the game, Metta connected with Brandon Knight on what appeared to be a punch. In Detroit, he’s still throwing punches.
The NBA has suspended Metta for one game.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight around the neck and striking him in the jaw, Stu Jackson, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations, announced today.
The incident occurred with 1:43 remaining in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 98-97 win Sunday at the Palace of Auburn Hills. World Peace put Knight’s head in a bear hug and, while Knight was trying to pull away, World Peace got in a short uppercut.
Knight was animated afterward.
H/T: Detroit Free Press