Metta in the morning: May 14, 2013

March 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) reacts to a foul called against him during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers news:

▷ Settle down, Dwight Howard isn’t going anywhere

“We knew the Dwight Howard rumor mill would start turning eventually. Hell, I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t looking forward to the circus at least a little bit. I woke up this morning to see that wish had been granted, full-force.”

▷ Lakers season wrap: Robert Sacre

“When Sacre did see minutes, it was because the Lakers were on the back end of a blowout. That said, the energy he provided while on the bench was unmatched.”

▷ Lakers’ assistant Steve Clifford to interview with Bucks, Bobcats

“Clifford is typically regarded as great defensive mind, serving under Tom Thibodeau and both Van Gundys will land you that distinction. It’s certainly an interesting replacement for the defensively fixated and offensively inept Scott Skiles. But hey, what do I know.”

In case you missed it:

FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
yesterday, 9:30 PM (ET)

Oklahoma City
Thunder
(1-3)

Memphis
Grizzlies
(3-1)
97 – 103
Final
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Thunder 29 27 20 18 3 97
Grizzlies 18 30 28 18 9 103
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United Center, Chicago, Illinois
yesterday, 7:00 PM (ET)

Miami
Heat
(3-1)

Chicago
Bulls
(1-3)
88 – 65
Final
1 2 3 4 Total
Heat 21 23 17 27 88
Bulls 15 18 9 23 65

‘WTF’ NBA headline of the day:

Best, worst of Playoffs’ fashion

“Over the course of the past few years, we’ve seen players break out in either their most prim and proper suits or into a brand new category of international fashion: NBA Hipster Chic.”

Controversial NBA headline of the day:

▷ NBA snubs DPOY Gasol for All-Defensive first team

“So how did Gasol win Defensive Player of the Year and not make first team All-Defense? Individual awards are voted on by the media, All-NBA teams are voted on by coaches. This is actually the second consecutive season this has happened as Chandler won DPOY last season but was named second team All-Defense.”

Did you know:

Right before his birth, Kobe Bryant’s parents were at a Philadelphia restaurant named after the high quality beef steak, Kobe, and they decided that would be the name of their son. (via News One)

Metta World Peace tweet of the day:

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Topics: Los Angeles Lakers, Nba News, Playoffs

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