Metta in the morning: May 17, 2013

May 12, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) and small forward Metta World Peace (15) react in the final minutes of game seven of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center. Lakers won 96-87. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers news:

▷ Steve Nash may retire at 41, could breach connection to Jordan era

“We knew a day would come that Nash would retire, but it doesn’t change our reluctance to face it – or our unwillingness to face the other legends that will soon close the door on their careers.”

▷ Phil Jackson compares Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan

“Jackson fervently described his thoughts on the two in his new book: “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.” The book will be available Tuesday and the excerpts provided below were obtained in advance by the LA Times.”

▷ Grading ESPN’s take on free agents the Lakers should pursue

“With it, I’m forced to do what any red-blooded American does with every ESPN article: question it, critique it and pretend I know more than the person that wrote it.”

In case you missed it:

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
yesterday, 8:00 PM (ET)

Indiana
Pacers
(3-2)

New York
Knicks
(2-3)
75 – 85
Final
1 2 3 4 Total
Pacers 15 19 23 18 75
Knicks 19 21 27 18 85
——————–
ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California
yesterday, 10:30 PM (ET)

San Antonio
Spurs
(4-2)

Golden State
Warriors
(2-4)
94 – 82
Final
1 2 3 4 Total
Spurs 21 26 19 28 94
Warriors 19 21 19 23 82

Controversial NBA headline of the day:

Ranking NBA Playoff superstars

“The playoffs are shaking up the rankings. There’s no doubt about that.”

Did you know:

Earvin Johnson got his nickname “Magic” from a sportswriter after he recorded a triple-double in a high school game. Johnson’s mother, a Christian, initially felt the nickname “Magic” was sacrilegious.

Metta World Peace tweet of the day:

Don’t forget to “LIKE” the Lake Show Life’s facebook page for up-to-date Lakers news and analysis right from the comfort of your news feed.

Topics: Los Angeles Lakers, Playoffs

Want more from Lake Show Life?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

TEAMFeed More Lakers news from the Fansided Network

Hot on the Web From golf.com