Metta World Peace cancelled an appearance on the Conan O'Brien Show Tuesday night, so the late night host did what any self-respecting comedian would do when someone throws your production into complete chaos— and they can't retaliate— make fun of the guilty party.
In his monologue, O'Brien announced that World Peace wouldn't be on the show as announced because he's "in a lot of trouble."
The Los Angeles Lakers forward was suspended for his flagrant elbow to the head of Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden Sunday night and suspended for seven games.
The usually ubiquitous World Peace is probably just keeping a low profile.
O'Brien joked about the basketball player's rough hit, "It's not hockey. You're not allowed to do that" and added, "He missed a a chance to be on my show... that's a career ender."
The the comedian then went on to show a video clip of a similar elbowing incident he had with his co-host Andy Richter while doing a previous monologue.
The last minute cancellation forced Conan's people to scramble and fill in the guest spot. World Peace was replaced by actor Simon Helberg who plays nerd Howard Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory."
No chance of getting a shot in the head from that guy.