We were inches away from one of the biggest controversies of the NBA season last night when Metta World Peace threw a wild elbow that came up just short of Jeremy Lin’s nose.As MWP went up for a lay-up, Lin fouled him hard. The Lakers forward then whipped his arm around and nearly caught Lin in the face.
Ultimately it was just a little smack. But the two exchanged worlds afterward, and it could have been much worse.
Metta was suspended for seven games last season for delivering a nasty elbow to James Harden’s head. While this one wasn’t as bad as that, it was still dangerous and everyone involved is lucky it didn’t land:
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