Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 11:35 am  |  31 responses

LeBron James Reminds Metta World Peace of a More ‘Athletic’ Metta World Peace

The whole world watched LeBron James have his way with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Metta World Peace, in particular, was torched by James — which has become the norm the last few years. Metta wouldn’t give LBJ too many props, but did claim that James is a more athletic version of himself. Yes, he actually said this. Per the LA Times: “There wasn’t much Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni could say. ‘Well, he struggled against LeBron James, so I don’t know if that’s struggling,’ he said. ‘But, uh, I don’t know what to make of it.’ World Peace, 33, also had a bad game on offense, continuing a long shooting slump. He had nine points on three-for-11 shooting, the 17th consecutive game he failed to make more than half his shots. One by one, the Lakers lined up and said immensely flattering things about James. ‘He’s just playing exceptional basketball,’ Kobe Bryant said. ‘He’s out of this world,’ Steve Nash said. World Peace wasn’t overly complimentary afterward, other than saying James was a ‘smart player.’ … ‘You’ve got to give credit to everybody,’ World Peace said. ‘You’ve got to give credit to the shooters on his team. You’ve got to give credit to coaches drawing up great plays. You’ve got to give credit to the screen-and-rolls that they set. It’s all about the team. It’s not about one individual.’ But what if that individual is averaging 35.5 points in two games against the Lakers while shooting a sublime 67%? And averaging seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in the two victories? ‘I’m like four or five years before my career’s over. I compliment after my career’s over,’ said World Peace, who has one more year and $7.7 million left on his Lakers contract. [...] The closest World Peace came to complimenting James was a couple of days before the game. ‘He’s definitely strong,’ World Peace said, trying to find the right metaphor. ‘He reminds me of a more athletic me.’”

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  • 23

    More athletic, more talented & more mature.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    also less crazy

  • spit hoty fiyah

    Physically (size and strength-wise) they are actually very similar. yes, lebron is way more athletic, but what really sets him apart is his skill set.

  • speedy

    You forgot smarter and with a higher bball IQ.

  • tom

    More Brains

  • speedy

    Why should we care what Metta thinks?
    He said that the lakers would kill the Bulls season wining record.

  • Sizzle

    Metta was right, he should remind him of himself. They both play in the NBA. The similarities start and end there.

  • ATL dynamite

    Lebron punched the Lakers as hard as Ron Artest used to punch the fans in Detroit.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanDeahn RyanDeahn

    He used to be funny with all of his wonky crazy stuff but now its just annoying. Still a dirty player and all that mental health rehab is straight BS.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    “mental health rehab is straight BS.”

    i always thought the same thing.

  • The Philosopher

    At least, he got specific.
    Artest isn’t that crazy, after all.

  • Slick ric

    Metta world peace has stated he troubles with pressure in clutch situations so…..


  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    ‘brons a beast man.

  • danpowers

    just remember mwp as ron artest b4 the brawl as a regular nominee for dpoy honours. that wouldve been a great matchup to see them goin at each other in a best of 7 series

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  • danpowers

    true but i think he aint right about the part with credit to the team which sets him up. he may forgot how good james already played on worse cavs teams. he is maybe the only player in the L who his teammates have to think more than the other way round

  • TSmoove

    Metta World Peace reminds me of a less talented and athletic Ron Artest

  • The Philosopher

    Artest should, in my opinion, procure the truth. (as I see it, anyway..)
    He loves The King’s game, and is among his biggest fans.

  • danpowers

    thats why i said “true” first b4 i stated that other stuff

  • The Philosopher

    My apologies.

  • RayJr

    I would give this 100 likes if I could.

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  • danpowers

    i beg your pardon, too, sir for not making my point clear in the first place lol

  • roscoe

    no doubt…

  • shutup

    Probably top 3 all-time slam comments right here. Kudos ol’ chap…..

  • michael


  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    how did u come up with that? well said!


    get off his d!ck……you love him…..dont u?


  • JoeSpliff

    hahahahaha !

  • shutup

    What is this Middle Earth? Back to your cave Troll……..

  • TSmoove

    I didn’t think people would like it that much lol I gave myself a pat on the back