Metta World Peace may be down with Linsanity, but he still believes the Knicks point guard needs a new look. Speaking with CBS’ Ken Berger before the Lakers-Knicks game Friday night, Metta dished on all things Jeremy Lin. The best part was his thoughts on Lin’s style.
“We think he needs a better haircut,” Metta said, speaking on behalf of his teammates. “I don’t like that style. You’re in New York, the fashion capital. Change your haircut, OK? You’re a star now. Wear some shades. Shades, OK? Put down the nerdy Harvard book glasses. Put on some black shades, OK? With some leather pants. Change your style. Fashion.”
If you thought that was something, Metta was just getting going.
“He’s the type of guy who should wear leather pants, some nice shoes and change his fashion,” he continued. “You’re Jeremy Lin, for godsakes. You know what I’m saying? You know? Put down that law book, stop reading the New York Times and start reading the Daily News. Newsday, that’s the one. I like that one because there’s always color in that one. What else? Wall Street Journal. Get some swag. You’re in New York City. Put your hat to the back, too. Put your hat on backwards. Come to practice with your pants sagging and just tell them, ‘I don’t feel like practicing.’ Practice? You know? Practice? And wear an Iverson jersey. You know? Come to practice with a cigar. Lit. ‘I’m Jeremy Lin.’ You know? He should change. We’re all excited to play tonight. It’s like the first time for everybody. Everybody’s excited. Kobe’s excited. He wants to get 50. He wants to welcome Jeremy Lin to his new level.”
Metta World Peace, y’all. From living on his brother’s couch to sagging his pants, that would be quite the turnaround. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.Google+