Metta World Peace showed up on Conan O’Brien’s late night TV show, “Conan” after originally cancelling shortly after almost murdering James Harden’s neck.
Of course, we finally get to hear Metta World Peace talk because the dude is normally so quiet and inhibited and never says what’s on his mind. Also, he’s totally not a little off and Kobe Bryant gets a little lazy sometimes. Any other sarcastic phrases you have for me?
On Conan’s show, Metta World Peace admitted that he hadn’t talked to James Harden yet and confirmed that he confirmed Harden was OK through “third parties.” That part isn’t so bad, but what is interesting is on his future plans in regards to Harden:
In case you didn’t get that, he doesn’t plan on calling James Harden in the future because “he still has to play him.” Yikes!
O’Brien then says that Harden would still “steer clear from [MWP's] elbows even if you sent him flowers.” Metta World Peace then says that it’s so competitive, and that he “can’t call him right now because [the Lakers] have games to play.”
I’m not sure what to make of this. On one hand, World Peace shouldn’t have a problem reconciling with Harden for busting his brain. Something tells me that saying something like, “Hey, sorry for almost killing you” wouldn’t exactly get rid of any sort of competitive advantage you may have. Perhaps he wants to maintain the sense of fear that Harden has towards MWP.
On the other hand, it’s pretty difficult to have to apologize to a player who you’ll undoubtedly have to guard — fiercely, because Harden’s a stud — and even more so when that player is on a team that’s heavily favored to beat yours.
We’ve got one more game to play tonight and, if we can dispose of these Nuggets already, we can begin to look forward to more of MWP not calling James Harden.