Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/22/12

Now that Lakers’ season has finally ended in a fiery train-wreck of a spectacle, the obligatory finger pointing can officially begin. Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum are sure to see their fare share of blame. Even Kobe Bryant, with his “no free handouts” performance in Game 4, shouldn’t be immune to criticism.

Mike Brown, deservedly or not, is likely to face a great deal of heat, too, obviously. After all, he’s the one who’s apparently had hardly any favor from his locker room in this his first season. But leave it to Metta World Peace, ever the diplomat, to diffuse any backlash against his embattled coach and also provide us with our quote of the day. Here’s what he said about Brown on Tuesday, according to the L.A. Times’ Mark Medina:

“It was a drastic change and took getting used to. But at the same time, we should still be up 3-2. Mike wasn’t out there guarding Kevin. That was me. Mike didn’t miss three point shot. I missed it. Mike didn’t come in out of shape. Wait, he did come in out of shape. Mike is a fat a**.”

Of course it’s Metta keeping the mood light in a somber time. His defense might not be what it used to be, but at least his comic relief is on point! As for Brown, being called names for his weight is the least of his concerns this summer. It’s going to be a fun Lakers offseason.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk
Photo credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

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