Metta World Peace Happy to Come Off the Bench for the Lakers

by December 16, 2011

Lakers head coach Mike Brown is moving Metta World Peace (yes, we all have to call him that now) to the bench, and Mr. Peace says he’s cool with the shift. Per Daily News: “It was hardly a surprise, given that Metta World Peace didn’t play with the starters in the scrimmages reporters were allowed to view, but Lakers coach Mike Brown made it official today. World Peace will move to the second unit when the season begins on Christmas Day. Matt Barnes probably will start at small forward, although Brown didn’t rule out using Luke Walton or a third option he didn’t name after today’s workout. World Peace had this to say, ‘It’s going to be good. I get a chance to come in and have more responsibility, which is good. It’s going to make the other team off balance. Kobe, Pau and Bynum are going to be out and you’re still going to have to double-team me. You can’t leave me alone on the block by myself.'”