Brutal footage of Lakers player Metta World Peace elbowing the living shit out of James Harden’s head

It’s been all over the blogosphere, but here’s some new footage of Ron Artest (aka Metta World Peace) brutally attacking James Harden last night during the Oklahoma City / Los Angeles Lakers game.

There are various takes from all sides of the event. The attack is almost entirely unprovoked and unnecessary – Artest’s seriously powerful elbow to the head after James Harden bumps into him is about as effective as taking a blowtorch to a water balloon fight.

See if for yourself. Should someone like this be allowed to play basketball?