Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace (LAL) “MWP” nike

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LALForward: 6’7, 260 lbs; 16th year, St. John’s 

NBA Role: scrappy veteran leader • LAL Depth Chart: Spot Minutes

Metta World Peace is back for one more year in Laker Land! – this time, he serves as a mentor and veteran presence for younger forwards like Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr.; a bulldog type of competitor, Peace continues to compete on the defensive end despite obviously losing a step athletically; physical: the type of guy to knock you on your ass, just to see how you’d react – one of the realest ‘tough guys’ we’ve seen in the past couple decades; in 2017, MWP won’t provide much other than toughness and random outside shooting on the court – off the court, he’s fully accepted a mentorship role: is Metta a future coaching candidate under Luke Walton?

DOG Status: Salty DOG 

Signature Shot: corner 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 69


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Career: 13.5 points/game, 4.6 rebounds/game, 42% FG

NBA Champion (2010) LOB

1x All-Star (2004)* star

  • *Member of the ‘1x All-Star Club’ – other members include Kenyon Martin, Mark Jackson & Josh Howard

Defensive Player of the Year (2004)

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