25 April 2012

World Peace Suspended

ESPN assess the state of the world with a headline that could have come straight out of The Onion: "World Peace is Suspended 7." The mobile site is even better: "NBA suspends World Peace 7 games for elbow." The levels of irony are too great not to share. Maybe the NBA can have a chat with Syria, the Sudans, Mali, the DRC, and the United States to return world peace.

Background: Metta World Peace is the name of a basketball player on the LA Lakers who viciously elbowed another player in a game over the weekend. The same man, when he was called Ron Artest, was suspended for an NBA record 86 games (including playoffs) for his role in an on court brawl that spilled over into the stands.