Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  8 responses

Kobe Bryant Nicknames Metta World Peace ‘Wolverine’ for Early Return

Remarkably, Metta World Peace is expected to play tonight against the New Orleans Hornets just 12 days after undergoing left knee surgery. Kobe Bryant is amazed, of course, and says his teammate is similar to a superhero. Per the LA Times: “The maligned present-day Lakers (40-37) play host to New Orleans on Tuesday and then are at Portland, their personal haunted mansion, on Wednesday. In the mess that this season has become, a surprising bit of positive injury news trickled out of the Lakers’ medical flies Monday. Metta World Peace played three-on-three at the team’s practice facility and planned to return to the lineup Tuesday if he didn’t feel any pain in his left knee. He underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage March 28, at which time the team said he would be back in at least six weeks. Tuesday would be 12 days. ‘I call him ‘Logan’ now,’ Bryant said, referring to a comic book superhero. ‘He’s Wolverine, man, that’s who he is.’ World Peace will try to restore some bite to the oft-soft Lakers’ defense. It won’t be easy.”

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  • slamfan4life

    Sounds too good to be true, I think Metta is just playing tough guy…

  • LLC#12

    Kobe is the GOAT at coining cheesy nicknames. I’m sceptical that Artest is at 100%.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    artest is not close to 100% if he can help and this eliminates mamba from playing the 3 i am all for it!

  • bike

    This will result in Dwight going into one of his sulking, pouting moods wondering why Kobe never gave him a tough-guy nickname.

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    f*ck you, f*ck Lisa and f*ck your mom’s best friend

  • Wes

    Give Ron-Ron your support. Get the sports t-shirt of the
    year. The infamous WORLD PEACE ELBOW T-shirt at

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