Apr 15, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown (right) talks with forward Metta World Peace (15) during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Mavericks 112-108 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Lakers on Twitter: Pau Gasol went to a Coldplay concert, and now I hate him

Chris and I, here at LSL, bust our butts off to bring you guys probably the most intelligent Lakers analysis you’ll read for probably the rest of your lives. So I’ve taken it upon myself to be less basketball-y around here, because I frown too much. I blame the Lakers for making our face stuck this way.

Every once in a little while, I’ll go around the Lakers’ Twittersphere to give you some key (read: hilarious) tweets that are usually from — but not always — our Lakers. (Most likely, they’ll all come from Metta World Peace.) Yes, this is inspired by “Days of NBA Lives” at Yahoo!’s Ball Don’t Lie. In case you were asking.

So while I was getting my zen on, I was faced with one of the worst things a sports fan — or, really, any human being — can be faced with: Someone you admire enjoying something despicable. What was it, exactly, Pau?

You’ve GOT to be kidding me.

Any other band would’ve been cool. You could have said the Jonas Brothers, and I would’ve figured you went for your daughter. You could have told me Justin Bieber, and I would’ve guessed it was just in return for him coming to all those Lakers games in L.A.

But COLDPLAY? Coldplay? Really? Coldplay?! This isn’t right, Pau. This. Is. Disgusting. How can I even root for this guy anymore? I can’t. I don’t think I have it in me.


Metta World Peace started the season pretty damn overweight; of course, there was a lockout and World Peace needed some treatment.

What resulted was a very horrible start to a lockout-shortened season, which was followed up with brilliant play in April. The reason? Probably Metta’s weight loss:

That photo shows a dramatic change in body fat percentage and in weight over the course of a season, which probably gave Metta no chance to work out because of the season’s density.

He basically dropped twenty pounds as well as a five percent drop in body fat.

And then he had to go and do this. Damn you, World Peace.


Who knew Devin Ebanks figured out women within the blink of an eye?

Well, OK. I’m not even sure what to say to this. Maybe it’s so truth-y, that it’s incontestable. Or maybe it’s just stupid. I don’t know yet.


Jordan Hill was recently accused of choking out someone in Houston. The details of the case are shoddy, but damning nonetheless. Jordan Hill, in typical person-on-Twitter fashion, decided to defend himself a little, if subtly:

Well, Hill basically said that whoever accused him was straight lying. Good Lord …


That’s it for today, folks. If you see any Lakers-related tweets that you think are legit and want to see on LSL, hit us up in the comments below, or at my Twitter: @CarlosatUCLA.

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