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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject:

Mini Mamba wrote:
I didn't think Metta would make the team these past two years so I'm not counting him out for next season.


That's why I'm expecting him back. They have repeatedly said how great he has been for development and how he has done more for the team than a 12th guy from anywhere else would do.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject:

I would love to see Metta coaching for the Lakers next season.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject:

It's been inspiring to see Metta's evolution from a radioactive social pariah to a champion and a positive role model in the community. Very few people ever recover from the demons and the adversity he used to have. That alone is one of the greatest stories in NBA history.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject:

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It's been inspiring to see Metta's evolution from a radioactive social pariah to a champion and a positive role model in the community. Very few people ever recover from the demons and the adversity he used to have. That alone is one of the greatest stories in NBA history.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject:

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"We want to reward Metta every chance we get for how great he’s been this year and the way he’s worked and the way he helps the young guys and being positive," Walton told The Orange County Register. "He’s been one of the better players in this league for a long time. He’s won a championship with this organization, obviously. So that comes into play."

In his 17th season in the NBA, World Peace has not played that much and as a result, he's averaging just 5.4 minutes, 1.6 points and 0.7 rebounds. Even though there is a good chance he won't return to the Lakers in 2017-18, World Peace is not ready to retire. If no NBA offer comes his way, World Peace will look for opportunities overseas.


http://www.espn.com/blog/nba/rumors/post/_/id/41870/rumor-central-metta-world-peace-not-ready-to-retire
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject:

Metta's L.A. SWAN-SONG tonight ..........
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
slavavov wrote:
It's been inspiring to see Metta's evolution from a radioactive social pariah to a champion and a positive role model in the community. Very few people ever recover from the demons and the adversity he used to have. That alone is one of the greatest stories in NBA history.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject:

I am wearing my Artest #37 jersey from 2010 Finals tonight to the game
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject:

Let him play the whole game and go for 60 like Kobe!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject:

Treble Clef wrote:
Mini Mamba wrote:
I didn't think Metta would make the team these past two years so I'm not counting him out for next season.


That's why I'm expecting him back. They have repeatedly said how great he has been for development and how he has done more for the team than a 12th guy from anywhere else would do.


I think there's a high possibility they bring MWP back as an assistant or player development coach next season. As far as a roster spot, I see Brewer taking the MWP role the next 2-3 years. Both dudes are good to have IMO.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject:

At the game now. Ronny starting!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject:

Where does Metta rank on the all time wing defenders list ? Like since 1980
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
Metta World Peace not looking to go out with bang, just assists


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For what might mark his last game at Staples Center wearing a Lakers uniform, World Peace will not have the same kind of farewell that accompanied Kobe Bryant’s career-finale.

World Peace will not have a documentary crew following his every move. The Lakers will not hold a video tribute filled with testimony about his accomplished career that included helping the Lakers win the 2010 NBA championship. World Peace will not try to mimic Bryant’s scoring output that he posted in his last game nearly a year ago.

“Kobe had 60!” Lakers forward Nick Young told World Peace at his locker before Sunday’s game against Minnesota at Staples Center.

“I’m not going for that,” World Peace said. “If I can get five assists, I’ll be happy.”



http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20170409/metta-world-peace-not-looking-to-go-out-with-bang-just-assists


Makes sense. Why try doing something you haven't done for years. I'm sure he is just happy mentoring the rookies and up and coming players on the roster.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject:

Thanks for everything, Ron Ron.

He came a long way from Malice at the Palace and became one of the best hard-nose defenders in the league and finally won a ring.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject:

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Thanks for everything, Ron Ron.

He came a long way from Malice at the Palace and became one of the best hard-nose defenders in the league and finally won a ring.
his hof speech will be great
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject:

MWP deserves a lot of credit not just for being an outstanding teammate but for continuing to be a positive example of how to handle mental health issues professionally. Never thought I'd say that after his first few seasons or the Malice at the Palace, but he's really come a long way from that and demonstrated great dedication for the game and mental health ever since. Great to see. Hopefully he comes back in some capacity, be it 12th man or coach of some sort.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
Hammett wrote:
Thanks for everything, Ron Ron.

He came a long way from Malice at the Palace and became one of the best hard-nose defenders in the league and finally won a ring.
his hof speech will be great


Artest ain't making it to the hall.

He certainly had the talent for it. I believe he was starting to peak as a two-way force (20+PPG plus the most intimidating perimeter defense in the league) and the Palace brawl suspension messed with the uptrend in his individual play.

He bounced back in many after that but not enough to warrant a HOF selection. He will always be a legend to Lakersnation, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject:

*kisses fingers*

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject:

That final non-shot was nothing short of remarkable. Loved it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject:

WHAT A NIGHT MWP!!

18 points (4 treys), 4 rebounds, 4 steals (+10)


"Shoot dat B, Metta!"

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
That final non-shot was nothing short of remarkable. Loved it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
That final non-shot was nothing short of remarkable. Loved it.
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I'll admit. My chin trembled a little.

Someone leave a window open?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
Where does Metta rank on the all time wing defenders list ? Like since 1980


over a career, not that high....but for a few seasons...right before Malice in the Palace....he was almost as good as anyone that had ever did it
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject:

"Whatevers best for the Lakers is best for me." - Metta

Guy really loves the Lakers. Awesome to see.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject:

did he ever say that he would eventually change his name back to Ron Artest?
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