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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Sports Loses Its Escapist Gleam In A Summer Of Court Dates
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Steve Inskeep and Tom Goldman on the NBA finals
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Bissinger And Blackistone Debate
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