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EL SEGUNDO, CA -- Despite his key role in the NBA black eye infamously known as "Malice in the Palace" in 2004 and a record eleven league-mandated suspensions since 2003, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace isnt a dirty player.
Just ask him.
"I didnt bring aggression to the (NBA)," he said during a session with reporters following Saturdays practice in which he initially began by trying to stick up for Dwight Howard. World Peace said Howard gets very little protection from the referees and the league.
"These are intentional fouls," said MWP, who knows a great deal about the subject. "He gets fouled a lot intentionally and hes getting hurt."
But then the subject got to World Peaces own transgressions throughout the years, trying to explain them away like only he can.
"When I started watching NBA basketball, around, like, 1995, I was a fan of the Knicks and Miami and those types of playoff series," World Peace said, &qu...
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