Steve Nash (10) and Metta World Peace exit the court at halftime of a preseason… (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images )
Metta World Peace's mind keeps spinning. This time it has nothing to do with feeling confused in the Lakers' offense, lacking focus on the court or being his normally weird self. OK, the latter part isn't true. World Peace always loves to act like a goofball.
World Peace seems confused this time for another reason. With Steve Nash dazzling Lakers fans with his no-look passes, crossover dribbles and quick understanding of the Lakers' offense, World Peace has trouble processing it all.
"Half of the time, I don't get back on defense after we just scored," World Peace said. "I'm wondering what just happened."
And that's why World Peace believes Nash should put on an exhibition.
"Nash should do a Vegas magic show," the Lakers forward said. "They should put his picture on the Flamingo hotel with a picture of him posing spinning the ball with his tongue out. There could be a bunch of strippers around him naked covering themselves with a hat."
Upon hearing about World Peace's Vegas vision, Nash simply shook his head. Just as World Peace struggled processing Nash's dizzying offensive moves, the Lakers guard had trouble processing World Peace's logic.
"I don't know how he comes up with this stuff," Nash said with a smile. "He needs a show desperately."
But World Peace simply can't help it when he proclaims Nash as "amazing."
"That's nice of him and nice when people think you're a good person and good teammate," Nash said. "I think it's important to be a good guy and provide a positive impression in my environment."
Still, it doesn't seem likely that one teammate's support will be enough to convince Nash to put on a magic show in Las Vegas. Instead, he'll save that magic for the basketball court.