Think there isn’t any bad blood between the Thunder and Lakers? Think again. The dislike Thunder fans have toward Metta World Peace was evident prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Monday when the forward was booed in warmups, intros, and every time he touched the ball during the game.
The dislike toward MWP goes back to the regular season when he concussed Thunder guard James Harden with a vicious elbow after celebrating a dunk. Metta’s seeming lack of remorse didn’t improve his status with the fans.
Of course, this is nothing new for the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. He has been Public Enemy No. 1 in many NBA arenas throughout his career, so the booing shouldn’t alter his play.
Here’s another video, this one of World Peace being booed in warmups:
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