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Metta World Peace: In his words

Metta World Peace poses for a photo at

Metta World Peace poses for a photo at Knicks media day. (Sept. 30, 2013) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

After the Knicks edged the Celtics, 103-102, on Wednesday night in what was a fun game to watch, Metta World Peace provided the postgame entertainment.

Refreshingly candid and filter free, the man formerly known as Ron Artest offered some gems outside the Knicks locker room in Providence. Here are a few:

On why he’s still wearing purple and gold sneakers instead of blue and orange, the ex-Laker said:

“My company is a small company so it takes much longer to manufacture shoes so we just can’t get them on time. But the shoes are coming. They’re pretty cool. It looks a little different, I got a little more styles. They just can’t get made as fast as bigger companies.”

On his thoughts on the game – (this is classic):

“It’s just hard to say. Honestly I forget stuff so fast. Like today I asked the big fella, 'When we go to Toronto, who do we play?' He laughed at me. It’s more about the long haul for me. Very rarely will I have comments on a game. I’m hoping I can be there in June. The biggest comments I can give would be in June. Right now my comments don’t really mean anything."

On Tim Hardaway, Jr.’s game-winning shot?

"That’s something to build on. I like that. Wow. … These preseason games is more possession games. It’s about the possessions. It has nothing to do with the game. The last possession of this game is going to carry over to the next game, to the next possession and you want to build a chemistry in between these possessions. That’s the only thing that’s really important right now.”

This was just part of Metta’s World and it was just preseason Game 1.


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