May 23, 2012 |
This is the first in a series of posts grading the Lakers on their efforts in the 2012 NBA playoffs Player: Metta World Peace How he performed in the postseason: Averaged 11.7 points per game on 36.7% shooting in 39.3 minutes through six contests. The Good: When he wasn't arranging fan gatherings to watch the Lakers' playoff games during his seven-game suspension, World Peace did something that he failed to do...
July 30, 2012 |
*We will have a live chat at 2:30 p.m. to talk about the London Olympics, the Lakers and, of course, Dwight Howard! Metta World Peace appeared on a talk show, so that means he took his clothes off. It's almost customary for the Lakers forward to do this. Even before he could sit down, World Peace famously walked onto the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" wearing only boxer briefs. So it should come as no surprise that World Peace swapped clothes with English comedian Russell Brand, host of "BrandX," aired on FX Networks.
May 17, 2012 |
When it comes to sequels, rarely do they come out as compelling as the original. Oh, there are some exceptions. Godfather II, Terminator II, Empire Strikes Back and Dark Knight come to mind. But they are not the rule. The same case applies to the chippiness between Lakers forward Metta World Peace and Thunder guard James Harden. Of course it's a good thing nothing has topped World Peace's vicious elbow on April 22 that gave Harden a concussion and led to a seven-game suspension for World Peace.
March 25, 2012 |
Metta World Peace proudly brags about his hometown of Queensbridge, N.Y. So much so that he even asked TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager to say "Queensbridge" after a post-game interview. But during the Lakers' film session on Saturday, World Peace mimicked what many Angelenos do when it's not a perfect beach-weather day. They freak out. And in World Peace's case, well Pau Gasol's explanation via Twitter explains it all. "How about @MettaWorldPeace jacket!?!" Gasol tweeted . "He was cold and he put it on for a video session!
September 17, 2012 |
The video's opening scene features a rapper performing on stage, inspiring the crowd to wave their hands in the air. The video then cuts to frequent shots of drinking, dancing and women scantily clad. On and on it goes, just like the other countless hip-hop music videos already have shown. Yet, when this 10-minute video features Lakers forward Metta World Peace, it boasts even more head-scratching moments. Per Times policy, it's not appropriate to embed the video on this post since it features plenty of suggestive lyrics and images.
February 27, 2012 |
This is the fourth in a series of posts awarding midseason grades to some members of the Lakers. Player: Metta World Peace How he performed: Averaging a career-low 4.9 points per game on 33.5% shooting and 23.9% from three-point range. Synergy Sports Technology ranks him 137th overall in total defense. Good: The Lakers' 96-91 victory Jan. 25 against the Clippers provided everything the purple and gold want in World Peace. He tangled with Blake Griffin for a loose ball and made two steals.