Metta World Peace - the mentor?
World Peace, who just over a month ago was suspended one game after landing a subtle uppercut to the jaw of Detroit's Brandon Knight, has taken on the role of molding Dwight Howard into a team leader.
Coming from a guy who has a record 11 league-mandated suspensions since 2003, and is just one flagrant foul away from another, this should be interesting.
Dwight is learning how to be a leader, World Peace told ESPN on Thursday. Hes not yet a vocal leader because he hasnt been in that situation enough to lead by example, so I have to really step up and lead more vocally and by example and I try to teach Dwight a little bit about what it takes to lead. I dont have all the accolades that these guys have, mainly because of my dysfunction and my Tourette's syndrome. Its not because of my play, because Ive been suspended.
World Peace, who was honored by UCLA in January for his contributions to mental health, insisted last week that despite his reputati...