54. What Would Metta World Peace Do?
Who: Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers
Offending Tweet: @RONARTESTCOM: "Ever since phil mention things about me in media before coming to me first I was weird. So every pray he can somehow close his yapper and now say AMEN."
Consequence: Claimed account was hacked; apologized
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Ron Artest is having a poor shooting performance in the 2010 playoffs (albeit one he'd correct and help the Lakers to the 'chip). Phil Jackson mentions this to the media, Artest takes offense, and mentions it to his thousands of Twitter followers. Artest's brother then claims that Artest's account has been hacked, a claim that's undermined by the fact that Artest says more or less the same thing a few more times on Twitter. Um, can't these guys buy each other books and listen to one-hand clapping and leave us out of all this?