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Knicks' Metta World Peace: 'I'm not a player, I'm an alien'

New York Knicks star Metta World Peace has been known to be an odd guy, but this latest comment is definitely odd… or out of this world. Sorry, I had to.

From Ian Begley of ESPN New York:

Here’s a little background:’s Marc Stein reported earlier Friday that owner James Dolan met with the Knicks to inform them that there won’t be any forthcoming trades or coaching changes.

World Peace was asked about Dolan’s message to the players.

His response?

“I’m not a player, I’m an alien,” he said with a straight face. “I wasn’t actually there. I was in another galaxy with my galactic friends.”

World Peace wasn’t done with the alien references.

“My focus is on winning championships. I don’t focus on anything else. Aliens only want to win championships,” World Peace said. “That’s it. Injuries is not a focus. Trade talk is not a focus. Nothing is a focus. Gluten-free pasta is not a focus, which I would rather have gluten-free pasta. Hey, if I have to have regular pasta. … It is what it is. I’m still going to try to win a championship. Nothing will distract me from my focus, my galactic mind.”

Definitely makes things interesting amidst a struggling team.

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