There’s a long list of people already hopping on the Lakers’ hype train, including myself. Now we can add one more. Metta World Peace said in a radio interview that he believes his team has what it takes to win it all.
"With the way the Lakers are looking this year, I don't see anybody getting past us this year at all," World Peace said.
As much as I hate to say it, I really do agree with MWP. Ever since the trade for Dwight Howard, I’ve thought the Lakers were a championship caliber team. Of course, that theory could all go down in a blaze if someone gets injured or if the team just doesn't’t gel like I think it will.
Now, Metta World Peace would probably say the same thing if the Lakers had picked up Andray Blatche instead of Howard, that’s just the type of guy he is. He’s never going to sell himself or his team short, and he’s always going to promise more than he can deliver. I just think this time he might be right.
Aside from Howard, the Lakers also picked up Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison. I feel like Nash is going to be almost as important to the Lakers’ new puzzle as Dwight is, and Jamison could play a big part as well.
"People forget how much a great rebounder he is,” MWP said of Jamison. “He's one of the greatest rebounders of the game, he has the best touch out of everybody in the NBA, best touch out of all the big men in the game."
Again, a little bit of an extreme statement, but classic World Peace.
The start of the season is not too far away and the Lakers already have a huge target on their backs. We’ll see if Metta World Peace and the rest of his teammates can live up to some of the highest expectations the NBA has ever seen.
I agree completely, Nash is absolutely what they need on offense and will be the most important part of this trade. Hopefully his age starts to show like J Kids did last year. On the same note their greatest weakness of LA is the lack of speed at pg. They will have a very hard time guarding Tony, Patty and even De Colo so hopefully we can pick them apart.
@KrisPittman Lots of things could go wrong in LA..One thing everyone keeps touting is how awesome the P&R will be now in LA with Nash..well LA doesnt strike me as having a lot of guys willing to put out the effort it will take to set a bunch of picks..hell kobe has even said straight out he doesnt take charges because he was always afraid he would get hurt. LA already has speed issues, so how will the increased effort and movement the P&R AND Princeton offense going to help a team that lacks speed to start with? And Princeton is basically lots of ball movement..once the ball hits kobes hands, are we actually to believe he will do ANYTHING but shoot it 90% of the time? LMAO
its funny how so many people jump on this bandwagon! dont forget this aint the steve nash of old, he has back problems and so does dwight, kobe getting older, and stil no bench! who backing up nash? I think its a matter of time kobe and dwight are going to be butten heads! reminds me of 04 lakers, buying talent to trying to buy a championship! too much hype, way overrated! GO SPURS GO!!!!!
So apparently if you have the oldest starting 5 in the NBA, a terrible bench, and a Dwight Howard (who is currently worse than Bynum and won't be there for most of the season), you are the team to beat.
MWP says Antawn Jamison has the best touch of all the big men in the game? Wow, MWP seems to be be giving way too much love to his teammates. Antawn Jamison hasn't been relevant for years now.
How about we wait and see how the season plays out, Mr. Ron Artest? (I refuse to call him by his ridiculous name.) Honestly, in my opinion, the Heat are the team to beat. They're the champs, and they got better while also keeping their team intact.