Oct 9, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) drives to the net against Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) during the first half at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Hansbrough backs down from Metta World Peace, doesn’t want any trouble (Video)


While most people are watching Monday Night Football I presume, it is the best sports option on television. There was an interesting scene in a preseason game between the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks. Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough put up a shot and missed. He jumped up to try and get the rebound but felt the arm of an opponent come over his head and make contact with him.

“Psycho T,” as he was known during college, was visibly not thrilled. He turned around ready to challenge and call out the guilty party. When he turned around he saw a very angry Ron Artest, I mean Metta World Peace waiting there. MWP gave him the stare down almost inviting, or hoping he would do something.

Despite his “psycho” nick name, Hansbrough must be relatively sane. He decided it was better to avoid getting into a fight or exchange of words with World Peace. He clearly is familiar with his career’s body of work.

Once he recognizes the situation and sees the very angry look in World Peace’s eyes, he puts his hand out and looks like he is saying “my bad.” I’m not a great lip reader but thats what it looks like he is saying. If there is anything that says I don’t want any trouble, it might be this. Hansbrough wasn’t in the wrong at all and he took all the blame to avoid dealing with him.


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  • HSB Don

    This is a stupid article. Hansbrough is playing his game, and probably got foul shots. He has a long history of not doing stupid things, while Metta World Idiot has a much longer history of being a moron and an a..hole.