Lakers News: Metta World Peace Defends Luke Walton, Says LA Is ‘Fine’
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Count Metta World Peace among those who don’t think it’s time to press the purple and gold panic button.
“I think they’re fine. I think it’s just basketball. Yeah, it’s basketball,” World Peace said.
The Lakers are 4-6 following a loss to the Kawhi Leonard-less Toronto Raptors on Sunday, a listless performance on both ends of the floor. LeBron James looked disengaged in his quietest performance as a Laker, finishing with 18 points, six assists and some jaw-droppingly lax defense that has become an early-season norm.
World Peace attributed James’ relatively shaky play thus far to him not being in peak form yet.
“You got a preseason form, a midseason form, then you have playoff form. And, he’s in beginning-of-the-season form. He’s about to be in midseason form soon,” World Peace said.
The Lakers are off until Wednesday night when they play a Minnesota Timberwolves team in enough melodrama to make the Lakers look like a light comedy in comparison.
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November 6, 2018 at 12:26PM