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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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Speculation that Metta World Peace has played his last game with Lakers

Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace is likely out six weeks after having surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, and the injury is causing speculation that the forward’s Laker career may be over.

World Peace was hurt in the Lakers’ loss to Golden State on Monday. A six-week timetable for recovery means MWP would be out the rest of the regular season. He might be available if the Lakers reached the playoffs and won a first-round series.

The LA Daily News’ Mark Medina points out that World Peace has a $7.7 million option for next season. He could opt out in hopes of receiving a longer contract. If he opts in, the Lakers could still release him via the amnesty provision.

World Peace’s agent told Medina that they would be open to all options.

Metta has been with the Lakers the past four seasons ever since signing a five-year deal with the team in 2009. He took less money to be with the Lakers, and he was rewarded by winning the championship in his first year. He saw his playing time and individual stats decrease the next two seasons, but his minutes and stats were back up this year playing in Mike D’Antoni’s system.

World Peace will be 34 next season. He can probably find a job pretty easily, but we doubt it will be longterm or for more than the $7.7 million amount in his Lakers contract.

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Metta World Peace addresses a mix-up with police in Cookie Monster pajamas

There is very little Metta World Peace could do at this point that would surprise us. The guy has said and done more insane stuff throughout his NBA career than almost all people will do in a lifetime, but he still manages to come up with something new from time to time. Such was the case earlier this week when the artist formerly known as Ron Artest found himself in a classic mix-up with the law.

According to the LA Times, World Peace was woken up early Tuesday morning by his son informing him that there were police with their weapons drawn outside his condo complex in California.

“I’m in my underwear and my son says, ‘Hey dad, there’s police at the door,'” World Peace explained on Wednesday evening. “So I jump out, I’m nervous. I see these police with rifles and scopes.

“I’m like, ‘What happened?’ I don’t know what’s going on at this point. ‘What happened, what happened?’ And then the police was like, ‘The building is being taken over by guys downstairs.'”

The guys downstairs were apparently actors who are filming a movie with World Peace’s company, Artest Media Group. They were using fake guns as props for one of the scenes. One of the actors was World Peace’s nephew, who failed to inform Metta that they were going to be doing some filming. Several actors, the director and World Peace’s brother — who had gone down to investigate and didn’t bring an ID — were handcuffed by police officers. And now for the best part:

At first when I seen the police, I was like, ‘What the hell is going on?” World Peace said. “I just got finished watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ or whatever that movie is. I’m like, ‘I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming. Is there a terrorist in the building? Do y’all need my help?'”

After a brief conversation with the police, World Peace put on his Cookie Monster pajamas and accompanied them outside.

Of course he has Cookie Monster pajamas. World Peace said that there were about 20 police cruisers outside, but he was able to explain the situation and the officers later laughed about it. Maybe that whole hidden prank show idea isn’t so far-fetched after all.

H/T Arash Markazi
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Metta World Peace reportedly developing hidden camera prank TV show

Metta World Peace loves messing with people and seems to enjoy being in front of a camera, so you have to assume television is going to be a part of his future in some capacity. According to Deadline.com, World Peace could have his own TV show sooner rather than later.

Metta’s company, Artest Media Group, is reportedly in discussions with the producers of CBS hidden camera series “I Get That A Lot” to develop a new hidden camera prank series that will involve professional athletes. Here are some of the details:

In addition to Metta and other professional athletes, the show’s practical jokes will also include family members, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends and fans. ‘Pranking and practical jokes are part of the athletic culture, so it comes naturally to Metta,’ said Eric Schotz, President and CEO of ICM Partners-repped LMNO Prods. ‘Metta has a great sense of humor and this show will be a natural vehicle for him to showcase a side of his personality we don’t get to see on the court.’

Shows like this typically don’t emerge as award-winners, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the artist formerly known as Ron Artest came up with some funny stuff. If the guy is capable of thinking up things like this on the spot during an interview, he would probably have a lot of success screwing with people on hidden camera.

H/T SbB Live
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Metta World Peace chastises the media after win over the Cavs (Video)

Metta-World-PeaceThe Los Angeles Lakers snapped a six-game losing streak on Sunday with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. During any normal season, it would have been an expected victory against an opponent that is a measly 9-30 this season. But given the way the Lakers have underachieved all year long, any win is big news.

If you ask Metta World Peace, L.A. was simply taking care of business. Despite the team’s 16-21 record, World Peace felt the need to chastise the media for making such a fuss about a win over a lousy team.

“If I’m not mistaken, we’re supposed to beat this team,” he told reporters, via the LA Times. “Every fan that’s listening right now should just watch repeats of ‘Three’s Company.’ Turn the radio off and go watch a movie or something. I don’t mean to disrespect Cleveland, but we were supposed to win. What do you want me to say? ‘Hey we played great tonight!’

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