Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 1:20 pm  |  33 responses

Metta World Peace Wants Lamar Odom to Be the Lakers’ Ball Boy

Ball boy, it turns out, is just one of the jobs Metta World Peace jokingly has in mind for his good friend, and former teammate Lamar Odom (who’s been put out to pasture by the Dallas Mavericks.) Per the OC Register: “Here’s a summary of Metta World Peace suggestions from Monday night for longtime friend Lamar Odom: ‘Come be a Lakers ball boy for the rest of season and be a player next season, be a scout, be a Boy Scout, climb the tallest mountain in the world, get a candy-related merit badge with Skittles, do something never done before, have fun.’”

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  • Flight

    This guy seems like SUCH a strange peron wow.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    speaking of ball boys, was that who u were throwing that pass to last night mwp

  • Dungeon Family

    Get Khloe to teach Pau how to Bang in The Paint

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/04/phil-jackson-everyone-should-relax-when-it-comes-to-andrew-bynum/ BIKE

    “get a candy-related merit badge with Skittles”
    WOW. Just fu)kin WOW.

  • DDubb

    Metta World Peace? I’m sorry, your crazy name strips you of any credibility you think you have. Dumb.

  • Dungeon Family

    I kno Lamar looks at Khloe and thinks “Damn She look like Arn Anderson in Drag!”

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    If they brought him in as ball boy, he would just pick the balls up then drop them right onto the floor, claiming his heart was never quite in the ball boy business.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    It would probably be the most useful thing Odom has done all year on a basketball court.

  • lakernation

    Dat boy Lamar is a loser bruh…. you get paid millions of dollars for something you love to do… and you quit! WHO DOES THAT?

  • mike

    @lakernation Give LO a break losing a close friend then riding in car that killed a person.Difficult times for anyone.

  • ALD

    Now this is a slap in the face

  • http://www.slamonline.com Dagger

    The reality is that Odom is probably suffering from some form of depression. Which is a genuine disease and nothing to make light of.

  • jake

    Maybe he’s depressed because he just realized he married khloe kardashian instead of Kim.

  • Shifty

    Funny how metta plays on the funny side that Lamar odom is a lolly fien. Anyone seen how many he munches back before a game? Remember watching something on it in the 2009 finals. Odom eats a lot.

  • bigA

    Ron can be such an awesome dude.

  • HowHeDoDat

    I can’t stop laughing!

  • timbo slice

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL @ dungeon family

  • http://leipzig-eagles.de/ Speedy

    I will give him a break if he steps away from basketball and reality tv but as long as he can show up in front of cameras in his privacy then he shouldn’t take a depression as an excuse for not playing ball.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Jerry West played with depression his entire career. While I sympathize if it really is what caused it, I think his ego also played a big role.


    MWP!!! Ha ha ha. Great sense of humour

  • http://Facebook.com/tronjohnson Chief

    Wow best sound bite from The man formerly known as Ron Artest

  • Luke

    This guy is awesome. From the palace to the story about the table leg to this, he’s a real character. He’s entertaining as hell on the court, too. He may not make all the shots, but he’s made some timely ones (including in the finals) and is great on defense. Give the man some respect!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4&feature=related Copacabanban

    Welcome back to L.A. Lamar?

  • Rnz

    Wow, the comments on this article is some of the funniest ive seen…had to control my self from bursting out in laughter

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @Betcats – Depression takes a lot of different forms, and it can have positive (which means doing things you don’t normally) and negative (meaning you stop doing things you normally would) elements. In some cases people develop a crazy work ethic, other people they stop working entirely. Neither is more or less sick, it just manifests differently.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @Luke – The table leg story was true. Lloyd Newton, 19yo from Queens killed in 1991.

  • Phamie

    Me I? LOL

  • Lonnie

    Odom belongs with the Lakers and would be a great player to come in off the bench…….The people of LA and the team sure could use Lamar now…….I hope the Lakers realize how much he can bring to a team……..We all know how he can handle a ball and fill in for our big guys as well……..Odom is awesome, BRING HIM BACK……

  • magicman101

    I love Metta.. always trying to find the best in a situation… big difference in the younger Ron Artest running into the stands… Almost forgot is old name lol…

  • toinefan88

    Metta is legit funny. You don’t get a lot of zane-brain comments from jocks. This is great.

  • Jay Cathcart

    I dont know what happened to Lamar in Dallas, but we will welcome him back to LA with open arms. Come Back Home

  • Jer Dawg

    Those cheapskates on the Lakers are gonna offer odom peanuts to play for them again. Lamar! Get your money enjoy the rest of your balling career because once you get to that age to retire you gonna have regrets about not playing hard enough and trying to be HOF player.

  • http://blank.com jj