Metta World Peace is back in the NBA, and back with the Lakers. But looking back on his career, he says it’s not the same NBA that he remembers playing in once.

“It’s no longer a man’s game,” MWP said after Lakers practice on Saturday. “It’s a baby’s game. There’s softies everywhere. Everybody’s soft. Nobody’s hard no more.”

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“I remember I came into the NBA in 1999, the game was a little bit more rough. The game now is more for kids. It’s not really a man’s game anymore,” World Peace said. “The parents are really protective of their children. They cry to their AAU coaches. They cry to the refs, ‘That’s a foul. That’s a foul.’

 

“Sometimes I wish those parents would just stay home, don’t come to the game, and now translated, these same AAU kids whose parents came to the game, ‘That’s a foul.’ These kids are in the NBA. So now we have a problem. You’ve got a bunch of babies professionally around the world.”

 

“It’s no longer a man’s game,” he said. “It’s a baby’s game. There’s softies everywhere. Everybody’s soft. Nobody’s hard no more. So, you just deal with it, you adjust and that’s it.”