The verdict is in—and Metta World Peace isn't going to like it.

Two days after World Peace delivered the-elbow-heard-'round-the-world to the back of James Harden's head, NBA Commissioner David Stern has decided to suspend the player formerly known as Ron Artest for the next seven games. The suspension begins on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings in their final regular season game and will extend into the NBA Playoffs.

"The concussion suffered by James Harden demonstrates the danger posed by violent acts of this kind, particularly when they are directed at the head area," Stern said in a statement that was just released. "We remain committed to taking necessary measures to protect the safety of NBA players, including the imposition of appropriate penalties for players with a history of on-court altercations."

In other words, you did this to yourself, Ron-Ron. See ya in the second round of the playoffs—if the Lakers manage to make it there.

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[via ESPN Los Angeles]

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