Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/9/13
Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have been eliminated from the playoffs, Metta World Peace has spent a lot of time on Twitter providing analysis of the remaining NBA teams and players. On Wednesday night, World Peace made it a point to praise Stephen Curry following Curry’s 22-point performance in the Golden State Warriors’ Game 2 win over the San Antonio Spurs. In fact, MWP even decided to give Curry a new nickname. “I think Steve Curry is Top 10 in the NBA,” he wrote. “If he works on his defense, he will be MVP next year. LeBron (James) gets MVP because he is the best player on the best team. If Golden State improves and wins, Curry is a potential MVP for 2014.” World Peace actually made some very solid points. Curry has been lighting up the playoffs. He led the Warriors to a series win over the Denver Nuggets by dropping 24.3 points per game. He scored a whopping 44 in a Game 1 loss to the Spurs and 22 on Wednesday night. And he’s only 25. I don’t know about 2014 MVP, but he’s certainly on the rise. However, we should point out that his name is Steph Curry, and his first name is pronounced “Steffen,” not “Steven.” Warriors guard Jarrett Jack took the liberty of reminding everyone of that. I think his name is steph RT @mettaworldpeace: I think Steve Curry is Top 10 in the NBA If he works on his defense he will be MVP next year. — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) May 9, 2013 Jack just can’t stop assaulting World Peace, huh? First this ridiculous crossover at the end of the regular season and now he’s the name police. Give the man a break.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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