NEW YORK Metta World Peace can't be shaken. Or stirred up.
He has seen the Lakers lose way too many games for their pedigree and still thinks they're the NBA's top team. He's unshakable and he knows it.
He was at it again after the Lakers barely beat the well-under-.500 Detroit Pistons, losing an 18-point lead before winning, 98-97.
"When you've got the best team, you've got the best team. It's that simple," he said Sunday, talking as if the Lakers were 36-12 instead of 22-26. "I think we've been playing better for a long time. We've been giving up some leads. We're really that good. People forget that we're still that good and we're capable of getting up big."
World Peace's stats have jumped this season, though he is in a bad shooting slump (27) over his last four games.
He's loving this, somehow. He believes when nobody else will.
He has accused local writers of being supporters of that other team ("All you beat guys have Clippers badges!") and he has harangued fans for not...