Metta World Peace and Twitter were made for each other. Ever since the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, Metta has been entertaining his followers with a series of crazy tweets. Some provide comedy, while others give us some basketball insight: the majority are funny, though.
Last week, MWP was having trouble with the names of the players on the Golden State Warriors, while this week, his in-game tweets became very strange.
On Tuesday night, Metta took to Twitter while the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers were playing in Game 4 of their second-round playoff match-up. Here’s a few of my favorite tweets during from game.
Metta arrived on Twitter fairly late into the contest when the Pacers were beginning to run away with the game. Where had MWP been all this time? Whale fishing, of course:
It’s good to know that MWP puts the whales back once he’s caught them.
Once again, Metta was talking about number 14 on the Knicks: Chris Copeland. Metta has referenced Copeland a number of times this post-season, calling him a “potential game changer” in his next tweet.
The Knicks were getting hammered and were on their way to being down 3-1 in the series, yet Metta felt that the Knicks were better on paper:
Yes, the Pacers were getting their Justin Timberlake on according to Metta.
Maybe MWP was onto something? Maybe boy band analogies were the way to go: the Pacers were looking like ‘N Sync, so how about the Knicks?
So, the Knicks are The Jackson 5? Got it. But who’s Michael?
Anyway, Metta soon got bored of the boy band talk and went in a completely different direction. Fast food:
I’m not sure I could see Mitch Kupchak at a press conference, saying things like, “We signed this guy because we felt like we needed some more ketchup,” – though Charles Barkley would probably approve of the fast food analogies…
The burger talk suddenly halted when Metta’s favorite player was getting ready to enter the game. He even had a new nickname for Copeland, courtesy of the Jacksons:
If Metta ever lands a job as a general manager (surely no owner is that stupid?) then Chris Copeland will always have a home.
And then, before he knew it, the game was over and the Pacers won. To celebrate, Metta went straight to YouTube and tweeted out a link to ‘N Sync’s greatest hits:
MWP also puts down the Pacers’ winning ways to some “cheating” by their associate head coach, Brian Shaw:
After the game was over, Metta pretty much called it a night, but not before challenging his followers to send him their best insults:
Umm, where do I start?
In all seriousness, Metta’s tweets are entertaining and give us something to talk about during these Laker-less times. MWP might not be back in a Lakers uniform next year, but as long as he’s still on Twitter, we can all have a good chuckle from time to time.