Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Metta World Peace shows off his acting chops

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You still may remember that time last season when Lakers forward Metta World Peace viciously elbowed James Harden in the head, but hey, he has a softer side, too.

So don't be upset that MWP scored a dismal three points in 36 minutes during Tuesday night's loss to the Mavericks, because even if this basketball thing is fading for him, Metta has a second career ready to go as an actor.

MWP,...

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Could Andrew Bynum, Dwight Howard swap coasts?

Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, right, makes a move

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Could an All-World center be heading from Disney World to Disneyland for the second time in 16 years?

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Magic management is intrigued by Lakers center Andrew Bynum as the potential centerpiece of a deal that would send Dwight Howard to L.A. On the flip side, Jarrod N. Rudolph of RealGM reports that Lakers management is prepared...

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World Peace says Bynum league's 'best center'

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Metta World Peace made no secret how he felt about teammate Andrew Bynum in an interview set to air tonight on WLIE 540 AM:

"Andrew is the best center in the NBA."

World Peace -- who made no mention of Dwight Howard -- pegged Bynum as the league's best as part of a wide-ranging interview with Siddique Farooqi and Ammad Sheikh of the South Asian Sports Network.

On the...

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And now with your local weather . . . Metta World Peace

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Metta World Peace was on television in Vancouver recently.

Naturally, he made his appearance as a weatherman.

World Peace talked about quite a bit in his 70 seconds of airtime, including the rainy weather, the dangerous parts of the Lower Island, and his affinity for tofu.

He didn't talk about passing to Kobe, though.

(h/t @KTLincoln)...

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Metta World Peace suspended seven games

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace gives

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The NBA announced Tuesday that Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games for his elbow to the head of Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden.

In the second quarter of the Lakers' 114-106 win over the Thunder Sunday, World Peace turned after dunking on Kevin Durant and elbowed Harden in the head.

After the game, World Peace insisted that the elbow was unintentional....

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Reggie Evans voted NBA's dirtiest player in SI poll

Los Angeles Clippers forward Reggie Evans (30) cheers

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Sports Illustrated unveiled who players think the league's dirtiest player is. And it's not this guy:

Or this guy:

No, it was Clippers forward Reggie Evans, who achieved brief Internet fame yesterday for this egregious flop, who topped the poll.

Evans, 31, has more fouls (117) than points (102) this year. He's averaging 1.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 13.9 minutes...

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How will league react to World Peace's elbow?

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace gives

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In the second quarter of yesterday's Lakers-Thunder game, Metta World Peace landed a hard elbow on Thunder guard James Harden while celebrating an emphatic slam.

Harden fell to the court for a minute, before being helped off and into the locker room. He didn't return.

World Peace was issued a flagrant foul 2, and was ejected from the game.

In the replay, you can see the elbow hit...

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