Raising his arms, Metta World Peace seemed ecstatic over his performance.
World Peace didn't make a key defensive stop. He didn't hit a surprise three-pointer. To put it kindly, this effort paled considerably to his Game 7 performance of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. World Peace won first place in a track race in an appearance Sunday on Nick Jr.'s "Yo Gabba Gabba," featuring cartoon characters that apparently are even odder than the Lakers' eccentric forward.
World Peace ran against Toodee, a "blue cat-dragon," and Mrs. Fox, who looks like just as her name suggests. A red cyclops (Muno), a pink flower (Foofa) and a robot (Plex) watched the so-called "Yo Gabba Olympics" with unyielding enthusiasm. World Peace's 8-year-old daughter, Diamond, coached him on the sideline.
The 35-second appearance fit World Peace's goofy personality perfectly. He wore tight, super-short track shorts and high socks with bold stripes. World Peace looked awkward and slow. And moments after crossing the finish line, World Peace warmly embraced Toodee.