Metta World Peace: ‘I can still play’

Nov 10, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace (51) advances the ball during the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Metta World Peace is known around the league for a few things, but he still wants one more thing to be known. From ESPN,

“I still can score, still put people on the block … I can still play and that’s all I focus on, is playing,” World Peace said on Friday. “I don’t coach, I play. Whether I get 0.8 seconds or two seconds, I’m ready. Whether I get 30 minutes, it doesn’t matter. I’m ready.”

In the Knicks’ most recent game, Friday against the Charlotte Bobcats, World Peace did not see any action. He’s been recovering from injuries that h suffered towards the end of last year.

World Peace’s status is still up in the air as the team moves forward with the rest of the season.

“Last time Coach said I was out so I’m not sure if I’m in,” he said. “But I’m ready.”

“I’m not sure what his plan is. I had a pretty good preseason and a good start to the season and it didn’t translate to minutes,” he added, though made it clear he was not demanding more playing time.”


Topics: Metta World Peace, NBA, New York Knicks

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