Colin Cowherd brings on former NBA player Metta World Peace to speak on the incident in Philadelphia involving Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook and a fan in the crowd. A fan attending Wednesday night's NBA playoff game dumped popcorn on Westbrook as he left the court after injuring his right ankle, infuriating Westbrook and many NBA Players.
Metta World Peace offered his 'expertise' in player vs. fan incidents to Russell Westbrook's situation, saying:
"I saw Russell react. For about 4-5 seconds, he was furious, and then you see him gain control. He chilled out and was like, 'Just get the guy, don't let him get away. I was just like so proud of him. The fans gotta relax, man. Y'all trippin,' it's too much...I'm just really happy that security was there for Westbrook because he's a hell of an athlete. He could've easily ran away from that security. They can't catch him..."
Metta World Peace on what the consequences should be:
"Ain't no popcorn kill nobody, but it's just like...It's the ultimate form of disrespect. Something has to happen. I don't know if it's worth getting banned for life, but it's worth SOMETHING."
Metta World Peace is no stranger to these issues as he was a player who had his fair share of battles with players and fans especially. None more infamous than the brawl remembered as 'Malice at the Palace' where a game between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons on Friday, November 19, 2004, at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan went completely off the rails after a hard foul from Metta to Pistons forward/center Ben Wallace. A furious Wallace aggressively pushed Metta and the two were immediately separated. But then things took a turn for the worse when someone in the audience threw a drink at Metta after he was separated from Wallace, which prompted Metta to jump into the stands to find the culprit. It's something you have to watch to believe.
As you listen to the interview, Metta discredits much of the footage being shown. He felt they didn't really capture what really went down that night.