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Metta World Peace thinks Steve Curry can be MVP

Stephen-Curry-WarriorsNow that the Los Angeles Lakers have been eliminated from the playoffs, Metta World Peace has spent a lot of time on Twitter providing analysis of the remaining NBA teams and players. On Wednesday night, World Peace made it a point to praise Stephen Curry following Curry’s 22-point performance in the Golden State Warriors’ Game 2 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

In fact, MWP even decided to give Curry a new nickname.

“I think Steve Curry is Top 10 in the NBA,” he wrote. “If he works on his defense, he will be MVP next year. LeBron (James) gets MVP because he is the best player on the best team. If Golden State improves and wins, Curry is a potential MVP for 2014.”

World Peace actually made some very solid points. Curry has been lighting up the playoffs. He led the Warriors to a series win over the Denver Nuggets by dropping 24.3 points per game. He scored a whopping 44 in a Game 1 loss to the Spurs and 22 on Wednesday night. And he’s only 25. I don’t know about 2014 MVP, but he’s certainly on the rise.

However, we should point out that his name is Steph Curry, and his first name is pronounced “Steffen,” not “Steven.” Warriors guard Jarrett Jack took the liberty of reminding everyone of that.

Jack just can’t stop assaulting World Peace, huh? First this ridiculous crossover at the end of the regular season and now he’s the name police. Give the man a break.

Metta World Peace’s son selling Dwight Howard jersey to buy new sneakers?

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The Los Angeles Lakers’ season has come to a close in disappointing fashion, and it appears that Metta World Peace’s son is reacting accordingly. Early Tuesday morning, World Peace posted a photo of a collection of stuff that he claimed his son is selling because he wants to buy a pair of $8,500 sneakers.

“My son is trying to sell all this for a pair of shoes! $8,500″ World Peace wrote along with the photo you see above. “I told him to get a job. This kid is nuts!”

Included are some basics that a kid who is looking to make a buck would try to sell — a keyboard, a guitar, some shoes. Oh yeah, and it also appears his Dwight Howard jersey has been thrown into the mix.

Howard recently hinted that he is planning to stay in LA, but World Peace’s son is not going to wait around to find out. If MWP is telling the truth, that No. 12 Los Lakers jersey is on the market. Hey, at least he’s not burning it.

Metta World Peace compares Jason Collins coming out to his decision to wear Cookie Monster attire

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As reaction to Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay continues to pour in, it is no surprise that Metta World Peace has already provided some of the most bizarre comments. Rather than taking any topic too seriously, World Peace decided to bring Sesame Street characters into the mix.

As Beto Duran shared with us on Instagram, World Peace was proudly sporting a Cookie Monster shirt when asked for his thoughts on Collins. His apparel had a lot to do with his answer.

“Whether it’s a free country or not, you should be free to act as you want to do as long as it’s not violent,” he said, via Mark Medina of the LA Daily News. “No matter what it is. I came here in a Cookie Monster shirt because I wanted to, and I was going to wear the pants. But I thought you guys were going to judge me. I was going to wear the hat too. But I thought you guys would judge me. I didn’t want Mitch [Kupchak] to judge me. So that’s why I didn’t wear the hats and the pants. But I should’ve wore it. You should be free to do and act how you want to act.”

Coming out as gay is a bit more life-altering than deciding whether or not to wear Cookie Monster pants, but World Peace’s reaction was pretty entertaining. At least his opinion was nothing like the one Mike Wallace briefly shared on Monday afternoon.

Metta World Peace tweets pictures of the nasty fluid drained from his knee

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Metta World Peace missed less than two weeks of action with the Los Angeles Lakers after undergoing knee surgery, so you can understand why he is not playing at full strength. On Friday, he underwent a minor knee-draining procedure that should help alleviate some of the pain he has been dealing with as a result of a Baker’s cyst.

He just didn’t need to show us the aftermath.

World peace tweeted a photo of a needle filled with the fluid that was taken out of his knee. For those of you who need a better visual, he also shared a closeup:

The Lakers need all the help they can get as they head into Game 3 on Saturday night trailing the San Antonio Spurs 2-0 in their playoff series. Kobe Bryant ain’t walking through that door any time soon, so hopefully World Peace’s orangish fluid-less knee will give LA a boost.

Jarrett Jack’s crossover made Metta World Peace fall on his butt

Jarrett Jack put a nasty crossover on Metta World Peace Friday that was so sick it dropped the Lakers forward to his butt. Metta was totally wrong-footed on the play and wasn’t able to gain his balance, leaving him to fall on his backside.

Part of the issue may be that World Peace’s left knee isn’t in as good of condition as he’s let on. He returned less than two weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. If his knee were in more stable condition, he probably would not have fallen the way he did.

If it’s any consolation to Metta, here’s a video of Jack getting crossed over by Steve Nash in the preseason:

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Metta World peace on recovery from knee surgery: ‘I’m too sexy for my cat’ (Video)

Metta-World-PeaceIf you thought Metta World Peace was insane for returning to action less than two weeks after having surgery on his knee, you haven’t heard anything yet. Coming back from an operation that quickly seems like a pretty crazy thing to do, so you might as well have an even crazier reason for doing it. World Peace had that covered.

As you can see from the video anove that SI.com’s Point Forward passed along, World Peace said he came back from the injury so quickly because he is “too sexy for my cat.” What does that mean? We have no idea, and he probably doesn’t either. What we do know is that he used the word “sexy” 10 times when talking about the injury and “cat” eight times.

Should we be surprised? Not really. This is the same guy who said that ridiculous thing about Jesus making us lose our teeth at a young age, so he probably is too sexy for his cat — whatever that means.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Metta World Peace may return 12 days after knee surgery

Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace is the bionic man.

Less than two weeks ago, it looked like World Peace’s season with the Los Angeles Lakers would be over. He had surgery on March 28 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, and reports said he would be out six weeks. But it looks like World Peace may return for the team’s Tuesday game against the New Orleans Hornets, just 12 days after having surgery.

World Peace participated in 3-on-3 drills with the team Monday. Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters Monday that World Peace was 80-90 percent likely to play. According to 710 ESPN Radio LA’s Beto Duran, World Peace was telling reporters that he will be playing.

World Peace reportedly would not say whether or not he was experiencing pain or discomfort, but he did say he was “ready to go.”

The turn of events is nothing short of stunning. The Lakers have been hurt by injuries all season. Dwight Howard has battled his back problems and a bad shoulder, and Kobe Bryant even called him out for not showing enough urgency. Steve Nash hurt his leg in November, also has dealt with back problems, and recently has been bothered by hip and hamstring problems. Pau Gasol has been out with a plantar fasciitis issue. Even Kobe Bryant missed time with a sprained ankle. Bryant tried returning from that injury quickly, but learned that wasn’t a great idea and had to sit out a week to heal.

It looks like World Peace is trying to show his toughness at a time when the team needs all players available to make a playoff push. The Lakers are a half game out of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. I can’t imagine World Peace will be effective enough to really help the team, but give him credit for trying.

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