Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Top Teams, Metta World Peace New Twitter Trend
The Lakers “Fantastic Four” came up short in a recent poll done by Sports Illustrated. The magazine polled 19 league executives (10 general mangers) on their favorites for the 2013 season, and surprisingly the league executives believe the Heat will repeat as NBA champions. A lot has yet to be proven by the Lakers, as season hasn’t started, and expectations of a team don’t necessarily mean action by a team. With Howard also unable to start the season, these executives must have been wary to pass the crown over to Los Angeles just yet.
What is even more remarkable, for all the notoriety the Lakers as a franchise have, and for the team location in Los Angeles, the Lakers didn’t even rank as the #1 most recognized jersey. That is right; of a rank of 30 NBA jerseys, the Lakers took the third spot, with the arch rival Boston Celtics coming in at number one. The top five were the Celtics, Spurs, Lakers, Warriors, and Jazz.
In honor of summer ending, I wanted to give a special shout out to my favorite Laker who always keeps me entertained on and off the court. For those of you who have been keeping up with his shenanigans, Metta World Peace has given us an incredible past few months filled with Twitter mishaps, children’s programming, and really bad television pilots. The age of Ron Artest is no more; despite rumors that the Lakers small forward was changing his name back, this is not the case. Instead we are left with this all encompassing goof ball I have grown to love, and I am really okay with that. This got me to thinking this morning how almost every team, industry, etc. has their own “Metta World Peace”… here are some of my favorites:
R. Kelly is the Metta World Peace of R&B music.
The Kardashians are the Metta World Peace of famous families.
Manny Ramirez is the Metta World Peace of the MLB.
Goldfish are the Metta World Peace of the animal kingdom.
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