Metta World Peace’s Goal is for the Lakers to Win 73 Games Next Season

by September 17, 2012

According to the always provocative Metta World Peace, the revamped Los Angeles Lakers – a team he’s very confident about — will be taking aim at the Chicago Bulls’ legendary 72-10 regular season record next year. From ESPN (via SRI): “What he thinks about the team possibly not having Dwight Howard at the start of Training Camp: ‘We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9, that’s definitely something that I want to do. Whoever is out there at the beginning of the season then we gotta get it. It’s as simple as that. We just have to go get it. (Host: So that Bulls record is something you’re thinking about?) No question. You try to snatch records before you leave this earth. You gotta try to do a lot of great things so it’s definitely a goal. With Dwight Howard, (Steve) Nash, Kobe (Bryant), myself, Pau (Gasol) and then (Antawn) Jamison and a lot of great additions it’s something that’s possible.’ What it will take for the Lakers to overtake the Thunder: ‘I think people still have to go through the Lake Show. I think everything goes through the Lake Show. We had a bad season last year. If we don’t turn the ball over in a couple of games then we’re up 3-1 in that Oklahoma series, actually up 3-2, going back LA so with that said confidence remains.’ What he thinks the Lakers are missing: ‘Nothing. We feel great. I saw Jamison today and people forget that he is one of the best offensive rebounders in the game, he has the best touch out of everybody in the NBA, he has the best touch out of all the big men in the game so you figure a guy like that and then we have some great players off the bench so we’re confident, I trust in myself and I trust in my teammates most importantly.’”