Sep 30, 2013; Tarrytown, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace answers questions during media day at MSG Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Five best things from Metta World Peace’s interview in the NY Post


If you’re a fan of New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace — and who isn’t a fan of his, really? — then be sure to check out this entertaining interview published in the New York Post. For those of the TL;DR mindset, here are some of the highlights.

1) World Peace’s presidential plans

When I was a kid, I always assumed the president of the United States had dictatorial powers. While that isn’t the case (cough), being president does allow for some unique opportunities. So what would World Peace do?

Q: Fill in the blank: If I were president of the United States, I would …

A: If I was president of the United States … I would have probably my own sports bar.

Q: Why would you have to be president to do that?

A: ’Cause I would. I would (smile).

2) Comedic aspirations

What does World Peace want to do once he retires? Coach? Pursue his music career? Become a talking head on ESPN?

A: I’d rather have a talk show. … I’d rather do comedy.

Q: Who would be your sidekick?

A: I got a couple in mind right now … some local guys.

Q: You’re serious about a talk show at some point.

A: That’s why I don’t want to do commentating on like TNT or ESPN? ’cause there’s too many filters. I don’t want a filter.

3) Dinner party

All I can say is that I’d love to be a fly on the wall at this hypothetical dinner…

Q: Three dinner guests?

A: Celine Dion, Dennis Rodman, Mike Tyson.

4) Tebow!

Skip Bayless, you have company!

A: I love the Jets. No. 1 team … in the world.

Q: Do you know any of the players?

A: All I know is Rex Ryan, that’s it. And I hate that we got rid of [Tim] Tebow.

Q: Why?

A: Tebow, he don’t lose, he wins. Name one time he lost. I don’t understand this stuff. He didn’t play. He wins games. What more could you ask for?

5) His favorite meal is “beans.”

Hell yeah! Kudos to you, Mr. Peace. Beans are indeed delicious.

[Source: New York Post]

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