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March 12, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
ORLANDO -- Dwight Howard was saying nice things about his time with the Orlando Magic, throwing out appreciation and kindness in equal doses, when the unexpected happened. Teammate Metta World Peace hijacked his media session after the Lakers' Tuesday morning shoot-around. World Peace saw the dozens of reporters and army of TV cameras and, uh, interview-bombed the whole thing. "I've got to get some of this TV time. All these cameras," World Peace said, smiling as he fought through a crowded semicircle and sat next to Howard for a bit on the scorer's table.
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HEALTH
October 8, 2012 | By Mark Medina
FRESNO -- It's an ongoing challenge separating fact from fiction when it comes to Metta World Peace. The Lakers' eccentric forward has no filter and will even confirm false rumors that cast him in a bad light. Yet, World Peace always stays unpredictable. After all, hardly anyone seemed surprised when the former Ron Artest legally changed his name. That's why it's a head scratcher assessing the validity of World Peace's plans after the Lakers' 110-83 exhibition loss Sunday to the Golden State Warriors in Fresno's Save Mart Center.
SPORTS
October 3, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Moments before Metta World Peace charged toward me, he issued a stern warning. "Don't flop," the eccentric Lakers forward said. "Stand and be a man. " World Peace had just spoken for eight minutes on a number of issues surrounding the NBA's announcement that it will fine players for repeated flopping. He bemoaned the league's policy but also admitted frustration with repeat floppers. He argued referees should simply stop granting charges so liberally. "If I ran into you right now with full force, you'd probably move back a little bit first," World Peace said to me. "You're not even an NBA basketball player.
SPORTS
April 22, 2012 | By Mark Medina
  Lakers forward Metta World Peace delivered a blow to the side of the head of Oklahoma City guard James Harden that earned him a flagrant-two foul and an immediate ejection. A suspension of one game or more is likely. World Peace, who had 12 points late in the second quarter following his third dunk of the game, pounded his chest alternately with both fists. Then, as Harden was moving toward the baseline, World Peace swung his left arm above his shoulder and struck Harden in the left side of his head, sending the Thunder guard crashing to the court.
SPORTS
August 24, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Once the applause calmed down, Metta World Peace cut through the crowd of onlookers. The eccentric Lakers forward wanted to talk to former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw. The two had just shared the stage Wednesday at the Voice Awards at Paramount Studios, where both talked about how they overcame mental health issues. But their bond went beyond addressing a cause they hold dear to them on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The two grew up together in the projects in Queensbridge, N.Y., and wanted to catch up. So among plenty of mental health experts and fans sharing well wishes, World Peace and Holdsclaw shared new phone numbers, rekindled old memories and then hugged goodbye.
SPORTS
May 14, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
OKLAHOMA CITY - The boos cascaded upon him when he walked onto the court for warmups. They intensified when he was introduced before the game. And they continued even when he stepped to the free-throw line with the outcome long decided. "World Peace, we hate you!" a woman sitting courtside bellowed midway through the third quarter. Oklahoma City Thunder fans reserved a special welcome for Metta World Peace on Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena in the opener of the team's Western Conference semifinal series against the Lakers.
SPORTS
August 20, 2012 | By Mark Medina
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.
SPORTS
December 21, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni is experimenting with his lineup, moving Metta World Peace, who had started in the team's first 25 games, to the bench in Tuesday's win over the Charlotte Bobcats. D'Antoni's rationale is to give World Peace the team's primary minutes at power forward behind Pau Gasol. Depending on the situation, that would shift Kobe Bryant to small forward and give Jodie Meeks an opportunity to start. "I'm stronger than most power forwards in the NBA anyway, it doesn't really matter," said World Peace of the position change.  "There's only a couple of power forwards that are, 'Alright, he's a real power forward.
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April 22, 2012 | By Mark Medina
In sheer emotion and rage, Lakers forward Metta World Peace swung his arms violently. He had just thrown down his third dunk of the game late in the first half, and the 18,997 fans at Staples Center erupted with joy. No one looked more elated than World Peace, who pounded his right fist on his chest. He then cocked his arm back and swung an elbow at Oklahoma City forward James Harden. Harden fell to the ground clutching his ear. Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka went toward World Peace, who squared up and appeared ready to defend himself.
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