Metta World Peace: Lakers Struggling Because They Have ‘Fish Brains’
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During the off-season, there were reports of one-time champion Metta World Peace working out with Julius Randle at the Los Angeles Lakers practice facility. With World Peace becoming a mentor for the team’s young star, he eventually earned a training camp roster spot on a non-guaranteed contract. While some wanted the Lakers to keep young prospects like Jabari Brown and Robert Upshaw, World Peace played well enough and made the Opening Night roster.

With the Lakers starting the season 1-7, World Peace has been one of the few bright spots. While mentoring the team, World Peace is averaging 11.5 points and has provided the Lakers with a much needed defensive intensity. In an exclusive interview with Zolan Kanno-Youngs of the Wall Street Journal, World Peace says the Lakers are struggling because they have fish brains:

“Some of the guys forgot how we got the lead, kind of like a fish,” he said. “You know how fish dig their thing in 30 second intervals? Then run into a mirror. Then they go, ‘Oh, that hurt…’ Sometimes we forget and the fish brain comes out. Maybe they ate too much sushi. Maybe they should just stick to the red meat. Maybe just be vegan.”

It is a very amusing analogy from World Peace as the Lakers have suffered numerous fourth quarter collapses this season. With most of the players in the early stages of their careers, it will take time to learn how to play together. While D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson have shown flashes of potential, there is room for improvement as the Lakers prepare for the post-Kobe Bryant era.

The Lakers five-game road trip comes to an end tonight as they face the Dallas Mavericks. While Kobe is questionable with back soreness, Randle returns home as he looks to lead the Lakers with a much needed win before returning to Los Angeles.

Never change Metta

  • Seems as if unless you go to Temple, you are never prepared to have anything near an NBA level type defense.

  • Seems as if unless you go to Temple, you are never prepared to have anything near an NBA level type defense.

  • What MWP is essentially saying is that the young guys are constantly told what to do on defense, but during the action they always forget to implement what they are constantly told to do.

  • What MWP is essentially saying is that the young guys are constantly told what to do on defense, but during the action they always forget to implement what they are constantly told to do.

  • If the players are not “internalizing” positive actions and responses then it’s partially a coaching issue. It seems as if BC is not getting through to his players. It’s also a lack of veteran leadership too.

  • If the players are not “internalizing” positive actions and responses then it’s partially a coaching issue. It seems as if BC is not getting through to his players. It’s also a lack of veteran leadership too.

  • MWP has been great in providing a calming influence for the defense as well as the offense. Its awesome watching him play D because he’s heavy handed, meaning he makes his presence known by putting a hand on the opposing players whether with the person he’s guarding or someone cutting by him.

  • MWP has been great in providing a calming influence for the defense as well as the offense. Its awesome watching him play D because he’s heavy handed, meaning he makes his presence known by putting a hand on the opposing players whether with the person he’s guarding or someone cutting by him.

  • In the last game LOU tried to be KOBE hero ball, taking to many shots in the 4 TH QTR, and got away from playing team ball, LOUS a great player when he stays, with in the team.

  • In the last game LOU tried to be KOBE hero ball, taking to many shots in the 4 TH QTR, and got away from playing team ball, LOUS a great player when he stays, with in the team.

  • “With most of the players in the early stages of their careers, it will take time to learn how to play together.”

    Message to Scott.

    Another huge challenge for Randle in guarding Dirk who was red hot against the clippers his last game. We really need both Hibbert and Randle to step up on the boards.

  • “With most of the players in the early stages of their careers, it will take time to learn how to play together.”

    Message to Scott.

    Another huge challenge for Randle in guarding Dirk who was red hot against the clippers his last game. We really need both Hibbert and Randle to step up on the boards.

  • so ummmm…told you so. Blaming Lin for last season when he was #2 best player on the team was very stupid. You can blame this all on the coach.

  • so ummmm…told you so. Blaming Lin for last season when he was #2 best player on the team was very stupid. You can blame this all on the coach.

  • Nobody blamed Lin. Lin wasn’t the issue. I actually liked him, just too bad his fans suck.

  • Nobody blamed Lin. Lin wasn’t the issue. I actually liked him, just too bad his fans suck.

  • First to say it!! Randle will get his 2nd double double of the season and we will get the W as he comes back home to Dallas TX.

  • First to say it!! Randle will get his 2nd double double of the season and we will get the W as he comes back home to Dallas TX.

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  • He was talking about how the second team comes in and gives them a boost then in the fourth they don’t do what got them there.

    The bench does so well because nobody does a scouting report on the bench for a losing team like the Lakers. So Louis Williams goes to line way more than he should and swaggy hits a lot of buckets on the second team.

    Then in the fourth quarter you got Louis Williams and Swaggy playing against starters and they get either slowed or shutdown completely.

  • He was talking about how the second team comes in and gives them a boost then in the fourth they don’t do what got them there.

    The bench does so well because nobody does a scouting report on the bench for a losing team like the Lakers. So Louis Williams goes to line way more than he should and swaggy hits a lot of buckets on the second team.

    Then in the fourth quarter you got Louis Williams and Swaggy playing against starters and they get either slowed or shutdown completely.

  • FINALLY some honest truth, and wisdom!!!
    MWP where have you been hiding!

    Maybe Metta can take over for the old man on the sidelines with his arms constantly folded! (scott)

  • FINALLY some honest truth, and wisdom!!!
    MWP where have you been hiding!

    Maybe Metta can take over for the old man on the sidelines with his arms constantly folded! (scott)

  • BS is doing better in the past 3 games so no dogging him tonight !!! Randle is not a 4 and needs to play the 3 and sit in crunch time !!!! Tarik needs to be the starting 4 , better rebounder , finisher and defender !! Stop idolizing the picks and let them develop off the bench !!! Clarkson is our best pick by far and needs to start at the position and play the heaviest minutes ! Even Kelly is a better 4 than Randle , RANDLE IS A 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BS is doing better in the past 3 games so no dogging him tonight !!! Randle is not a 4 and needs to play the 3 and sit in crunch time !!!! Tarik needs to be the starting 4 , better rebounder , finisher and defender !! Stop idolizing the picks and let them develop off the bench !!! Clarkson is our best pick by far and needs to start at the position and play the heaviest minutes ! Even Kelly is a better 4 than Randle , RANDLE IS A 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ha ha, 20-20 karma! Metta went 0-9 tonight. IMO, he is still an elite defender, and a seasoned veteran – one of the few good decisions Jim Buss has made.

  • Ha ha, 20-20 karma! Metta went 0-9 tonight. IMO, he is still an elite defender, and a seasoned veteran – one of the few good decisions Jim Buss has made.

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  • Yes he should play back up 4 while A.Brown comes in at 3. Hopefully he gave him some pointers with 3&D.

  • Yes he should play back up 4 while A.Brown comes in at 3. Hopefully he gave him some pointers with 3&D.

  • It’s always smart to keep your mouth shut when you lose. Now if we could only convince Russell to shut up, too.

  • It’s always smart to keep your mouth shut when you lose. Now if we could only convince Russell to shut up, too.

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