Asking Metta World Peace anything is an invitation into the world of abstract thought and general weirdness. David Lynch he ain’t but something tells me the visions in Metta’s mind are very Lynchian in nature. So it should come as no surprise that when asked what factors were important to the Lakers title chances this season Metta gave an on-the-nose yet always off the radar World Peace response.
“We maximize it by playing together, loving each other, caring for each other. Kind of like the Care Bears. You know the Care Bears. They care for each other.”
Far be it for me to rain on another man’s parade. Positivity is always welcomed in any avenue of life. If Metta thinks caring and loving one another is what will hang another banner in Staples then I say bring in the Love Guru for a one day seminar.
How a man’s mind can mesh the Larry O’Brien trophy with a cheesy 80’s cartoon is beyond me. But anyone still trying to figure out the former Ron Artest is clearly a Ron Artest themselves and just doesn’t realize it yet.
If nothing else there is at least a very genuine honesty you get from Metta that few pro athletes offer. With frank honesty, World Peace even discussed how he spent his July during the offseason.
“I partied in July, hard. You gotta party. You can’t just be a boring guy for 12 months, right? You gotta party hard in July. Eleven months out of the year we work out, and one month we go hard.”
Whatever works for World Peace all we care about it seeing that patented style of harassing D, contagious energy and some more clutch moments like the ones that helped guide the Lake Show to Titletown his first year in Los Angeles. If that takes weekly Care Bear viewing parties during the season then so be it. We don’t care how we get a parade we just care about having one. And in the end that what World Peace wants – for all of us to care…like the Care Bears.