So, things got a bit wild at the end of the first half of Game 5 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Metta World Peace had spent most of the half throwing his weight around, so I guess you could say it was only a matter of time before something crazy happened. I guess this qualifies.
World Peace was back trying to defend a fast break against Thabo Sefolosha and delivered a hard foul that sent the slender Sefolosha falling back behind the baseline. It was a hard foul, but World Peace did have his hand on the ball, so it probably should have just been a two-shot foul.
Instead, the referees whistled him for a flagrant foul. Let's just say World Peace was not amused.
I won't tell you exactly what World Peace said, but the ending rhymed with "banana split." That should give you a pretty good idea.
World Peace does have a right to be upset. With most other players, that's not a flagrant foul. World Peace did extend the left arm, but referees would have cut, say, Kevin Durant some slack if he did that. At the end of the day, World Peace's reputation certainly worked against him.