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Metta World Peace suggests NBA doesn't protect Dwight Howard

March 02, 2013|By Mike Bresnahan
  • Metta World Peace receives high-fives from his teammates after making a basket during the Lakers' 111-107 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Metta World Peace receives high-fives from his teammates after making… (Jeff Gross / Getty Images )

Metta World Peace didn't want to talk. No way. No comment.

Of course, he couldn't help himself and began a 16-minute discourse on a variety of topics.

First and foremost: The NBA isn't doing enough to protect Lakers teammate Dwight Howard.

"Dwight gets fouled a lot intentionally. Dwight goes up, they push him in the back," World Peace said Saturday. "So I'll let you guys do your research from here on out, just monitor how Dwight gets fouled. Is it an intentional foul or not? Because y'all aren’t looking for those things unless it’s brought to your attention.

"I'm not complaining. Sometimes he gets hurt. Those are intentional fouls. He's getting hurt. He got hurt when he got pushed in Orlando [last season]. These guys are coming down on his back. He had to get surgery as a result of that. And he missed games. He's not complaining. He's a little upset but he goes out there and plays. And those [fouls] are multiple occasions."

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