Metta World Peace downplays Lakers' locker room issues, thinks Luke Walton will be 'a great coach'

The forward spoke about a wide range of topics on "The Jump" on Tuesday afternoon. The 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers were the worst team in franchise history, but the most infamous moment in their season took place far away from any basketball court. When reports surfaced that D'Angelo Russell was being isolated by his teammates after a video he took of teammate Nick Young admitting...
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2 days ago

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Mavericks: game five preview and prediction

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a chance to end the their first round series against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night when they head back to Oklahoma City for game five. The series has been pretty one-sided so far, with most of the excitement coming from the level of physical play. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle accused Durant and the Thunder team of playing dirty, although I don’t...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robert Sacre Lakers Exit Interview: Metta World Peace Needs Farewell Tour

Robert Sacre would love to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers, talks about how Kobe Bryant has evolved and mentoring the younger kids.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: Metta World Peace Sincere, Open in Exit Interview

Metta World Peace’s exit interview summed up the Lakers season and his individual season like only he could Bittersweet. The Lakers 2016 seasons is over; Kobe Bryant has said good-bye, signed both of his jersey numbers on the Lakers court, hugged everyone and then came the exit interviews. Anytime longtime Lakers fans are given that […] Lakers: Metta World Peace Sincere, Open...
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19 days ago

WATCH: Metta World Peace Lakers Exit Interview: Byron Scott For Coach Of The Year

Los Angeles Lakers Metta World Peace thinks Byron Scott should be coach of the year for everything he went through this season, talks about times he was depressed and didn't know if he'd make it through.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace is giving away tickets to Kobe Bryant's last game

If you're looking to attend Kobe Bryant's final game with the Los Angeles Lakers, we have some good news, some bad news, and some more good news -- in that order. And for that last bit of good news, you can thank Kobe's Lakers teammate, Metta World Peace.First, ticket prices have come down slightly for that April 13 game against the Utah Jazz, at least in the upper reaches of Staples...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Interested In Playing 2-4 More Seasons In NBA

Metta World Peace would like to play two to four more seasons in the NBA. World Peace has played in China and Italy, but he would now like to remain in the NBA. “I’ll probably just want to stay in the NBA now,” World Peace said. “It’s way too early. During the season, you don’t talk about what’s going on in the future. You just worry about the season.” World Peace...
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April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers guarantee contracts of World Peace, Black and Huertas

The Los Angeles Lakers officially guaranteed the contracts of forward Metta World Peace, center Tarik Black and guard Marcelo Huertas on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.Thursday, Jan. 7 marked the deadline to waive players with non-guaranteed deals. As a result, the Lakers remain at the league maximum of a 15-player roster.World Peace, 36, is making $947,000 this season...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Metta World says the Lakers blow leads because they have 'fish brains'

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has always had a way with words and analogies, and his latest comments live up to his infamous reputation.In a recent story by The Wall Street Journal, World Peace made an interesting comparison between the Lakers and fish in relation to the team inexplicably giving up leads in games:That is, umm, quite the comparison. That's what's been...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace knows why the Lakers are losing

Off to a dismal 1-7 start to the season, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has an explanation for the Lakers' slow start, which can only be described as "classic Metta.""Some of the guys forgot how we got the lead, kind of like a fish," World Peace said. "You know how fish dig their thing in 30 second intervals? Then run into a mirror. Then they go, ‘Oh, that hurt…’...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers-Metta World Peace is key to Defense

For Los Angeles Lakers fans across the country the beginning of the 2015-2016 season has been disappointing at best. In the season opener the Lakers lost by 1 point to the Minnesota Timberwolves before giving up 132 points in a disappointing away loss to the Sacramento Kings. 80 of those points came from inside the paint. The first time the Lakers have done so in 20 years. Despite...
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace to become Lakers assistant upon retirement?

In the wake of veteran NBA small forward Metta World Peace beating out second-year player Jabari Brown for the Los Angeles Lakers final roster spot, the Lakers also reportedly plan to have MWP join the coaching staff in the future.Apparently, Lakers brass have a long-term plan in place that will see World Peace transition from a player to an assistant coach for the team.Since World...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace makes Lakers final roster

Eccentric small forward Metta World Peace has made the Los Angeles Lakers final roster. MWP, beat out second year player Jabari Brown for the 15th, and final spot on the team's roster. The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving guard Jabari Brown, allowing Metta World Peace to make 15-man roster, league sources tell Yahoo. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 26, 2015 World Peace...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace makes LA Lakers' roster in his NBA return

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Metta World Peace has earned a spot on the Los Angeles Lakers' roster in his NBA comeback attempt. The Lakers cut Jabari Brown on Monday, trimming their roster to 15 players ahead of Wednesday's season opener against Minnesota. World Peace returned to the Lakers for training camp two seasons after the team waived him with the salary cap amnesty clause. The...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

World Peace given another chance, makes Lakers' roster

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Metta World Peace has earned a spot on the Los Angeles Lakers' roster in his NBA comeback attempt.The Lakers cut Jabari Brown on Monday, trimming their roster to 15 players ahead of Wednesday's season opener against Minnesota.World Peace returned to the Lakers for training camp two seasons after the team waived him with the salary cap amnesty clause. The former...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lakers give World Peace a chance

The Los Angeles Lakers are giving Metta World Peace a chance, choosing to keep the 35-year-old forward over second-year guard Jabari Brown for the team's 15th roster spot, as first reported by Yahoo Sports.Neither player projected to play much this season, so the Lakers valued World Peace's veteran leadership, ties to the franchise's glory days and budding friendship with second...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: It'll be a 'great story' when the Lakers make the playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace has been known to say a crazy thing or two. But his latest comments about the Lakers' playoff chances might just be the craziest. While most pundits predict the Lakers will be among the two or three worst teams in the West -- after winning 27 and 21 games the past two seasons -- World Peace sees a team on the rise, according to the Orange...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: NBA is 'no longer a man's game'

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace came into the NBA in 1999, and over the course of his career he has seen the game change quite a bit; and not in a way he appreciates."It's no longer a man's game," World Peace told the Los Angeles Times. "It's a baby's game. There's softies everywhere. Everybody's soft. Nobody's hard no more. So, you just deal with it, you adjust and...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: 'Everybody's soft,' calls NBA 'a bunch of babies'

He hasn't yet locked in a guarantee that he'll be on the roster for the 2015-16 season. But for entertainment's sake, here's hoping that Metta World Peace is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night -- because a quote from World Peace is something to behold.In a sitdown with Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times, World Peace said that the NBA was rougher when he entered...
Via Fox Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Get your first look at Metta World Peace back with the Lakers (PHOTO)

After a couple of down years in Los Angeles, there's a lot for the Lakers to be excited about this season. But few aspects of the upcoming season will be as entertaining as Metta World Peace. You can count on that one. And on Monday at Lakers media day, World Peace -- or Ron Artest, or Panda's friend, he's cool with whatever you want to call him -- was back in top form:Then, Artest...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers re-sign forward Metta World Peace

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed forward Metta World Peace. The Lakers announced the deal Thursday with World Peace. He won a championship ring with the Lakers in 2010 when he was still known as Ron Artest. He spent four seasons with Los Angeles, and he started all 23 games in the Lakers' championship run five years ago. Los Angeles released him through the...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Metta World Peace to sign with Lakers

Per Wojo: Metta World Peace will sign a one-year deal today to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 24, 2015 Metta World Peace, AKA Ron Artest, is back! He played for the Lakers from 2009 through 2013 before having a very uneventful 29 game stint with the New York Knicks in 2013-14. He’s spent the...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace signs with Lakers, will join training camp

As expected, Metta World Peace is back with the Lakers. Metta signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Lakers according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The forward will join the team at its training camp in Hawaii next week. World Peace has not played in the NBA since the Knicks waived him last year. He spent last season abroad, playing in both China and Italy. World Peace...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Metta World Peace plays coy about training at Lakers facilities

Rumors have been swirling about a possible reunion between Metta World Peace and the Los Angeles Lakers for the past month, and he didn’t do anything to squelch them in a recent interview with TMZ. Metta says he’s been training at Lakers team facilities with some of the team’s younger players. When asked if “Peace would spread” to the NBA this season, Metta played coy...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: ‘I’m still one of the best small forwards in the world’

The always-colorful Metta World Peace has given us an abundance of memorably absurd quotes over the years. There’s his fascinating views on social equality, his culinary combat tales, and his Vincibility Theorem regarding the 95-96 Bulls. There’s also the teeth that he’s thankful to Jesus Christ for, the psychiatrists he’s grateful for, and the cats he’s too sexy for. Now...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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