I couldn't have said it better myself. Metta World Peace has undergone a complete character rehabilitation (complete with a nifty name change) since his Malice at the Palace days, but he had a momentary relapse during the Lakers' win in Detroit on Sunday.
To set the scene: Brandon Knight and World Peace got tangled up while battling for position, and they continued to battle even after the play was whistled dead. Instead of simply putting his hands down and walking away, World Peace brought his left arm up to create space, sneaking in a left uppercut to Knight's face, prompting Knight to return the favor with a glancing elbow.
Metta World Peace punches Brandon Knight
Detroit Bad Boys | Feb 3