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Metta World Peace And Los Angeles Lakers Await NBA Ruling

The NBA did not announce the likely suspension of Metta World Peace on Monday.

According the Mike Bresnahan at the Los Angeles Times, a decision on Tuesday seems like a "strong possibility."

The Los Angeles Lakers forward elbowed Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden in the second quarter of Sunday's game. World Peace was immediately ejected from the game. Harden suffered a concussion from the play and did not play in the rest of the game.

Lakers spokesman John Black told reporters that the team will comment on the incident if the NBA makes an announcement.

The Lakers final regular season takes place on Thursday at Sacramento.

In his 12 career suspensions, World Peace has only served one suspension in his three seasons with the Lakers. This sole suspension in Los Angeles came when the then-named Ron Artest clotheslined Dallas Mavericks guard JJ Barea in the 2011 NBA playoffs.

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