Metta World Peace didn’t know Mike Woodson was the coach of the Knicks
At this point nobody is surprised of any headline that has Metta World Peace’s name attached to it. Peace’s latest crazy statement comes on the heels of a dreaded seven-game losing streak by the New York Knicks. After the Knicks latest loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, the players and coaches held a private meeting while understandably being disappointed in the team’s results thus far. Of course this set the stage for Peace to comment on his unusual feelings about the situation.
Via ESPN New York:
Perhaps the only Knicks player in the locker room with a somewhat sunny disposition wasMetta World Peace, who was playing in his first game back at Staples Center after the Los Angeles Lakers used their amnesty rights on his contract in the offseason.
“We’re not struggling,” World Peace said. “It’s part of life. You know how life is. We had a bad hair day, you know?”
World Peace signed with the Knicks in the offseason, passing up an opportunity to stay in Los Angeles with the Clippers, largely because of the lure of winning in New York.
“I honestly didn’t even know who the coach was when I was coming to New York,” World Peace said. “I just wanted to win a championship; I didn’t even know who was coaching. I didn’t care. It could have been Aunt Jemima. They could have had the syrup coaching. I was coming here regardless. I just wanted to win a championship here.”
Maybe Peace should have taken this a different direction and recommended Whoopi Goldberg coach the team. I’m sure Metta is a huge fan of the movie “Eddie.” At least Knicks fans get the pleasure of having Peace for comic relief for the season. Good news though Knicks fans, the Atlantic division is terrible and despite the Knicks terrible start, they’re only three games back of the division leading Toronto Raptors.