After Metta World Peace's elbow connected with James Harden's head, the Oklahoma City Thunder guard (behind World Peace) crumpled to the floor. He was later able to walk off on his own power. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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After Metta World Peace's elbow connected with James Harden's head, the Oklahoma City Thunder guard (behind World Peace) crumpled to the floor. He was later able to walk off on his own power. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks is defended by Joel Anthony of the Miami Heat during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AmericanAirlines Center in Dallas on Thursday (June 9, 2011). Mark Ralston /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pau Gasol, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers, and LeBron James, of the Miami Heat, fight for a rebound during the NBA All-Star Game Sunday. TV ratings for the game were the highest since 2003. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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