Metta World Peace Won’t Shake James Harden’s Hand, Says He Doesn’t Shake Substitutes’ Hands
With a name like Metta Globe Peace, you would believe that the Lakers forward would be far more than inclined to make up for his vicious elbow to the head of James Harden.
Planet Peace, however, will be for anything at all but that when the two teams square off in the Western Conference semifinals.
After clocking Harden with an elbow a couple of weeks ago — an incident that earned Planet Peace a seven-game suspension — the Lakers forward says that he will not shake the hand of Harden when the two teams square off.
“I do not shake substitutes’ hands,” World Peace said, according to ESPN.com.
It is not like Planet Peace does not have it all thought out, either. He’s really familiar with the handshaking routines of the Thunder as properly.
“I shake everybody’s hand ahead of the game, but Oklahoma City, they do not shake hands,” he mentioned. “Only some of them, but I never assume they truly shake hands prior to the game. Kendrick Perkins and now [Russel] Westbrook do not shake hands either. [Russell] utilized to shake hands, but now he don’t shake hands any longer.”
World Peace — who was then Ron Artest — first got to know Perkins’ handshaking habits when the center was in Boston enjoying with the Celtics.
“I employed to go and shake hands,” Planet Peace said. “I’ve been taking part in against Kendrick forever. Kendrick, he’ll by no means shake your hand so I’d have to go and find Kendrick and shake his hand. In Boston, each game I’d have to go to him and say, ‘Hey,’ and then tap him on the butt. He do not touch my hand. But, I’m getting tired of generating that stroll.”
That is Globe Peace for you.
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