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Although the former Lakers' starter has struggled with coming off the bench so far this season, the display he put on Wednesday against the Clippers was just a glimpse of the possibilities that Mike Brown was hoping for coming into the season.
Having a player like Metta World Peace coming off the bench and energizing a, for the most part, zombie-like Laker offense that Mike Brown has seen so far this year is going to play a huge part in the Lakers' success this year.
World Peace's three points off the bench weren't the highlight of his numbers, but the five rebounds, seven assists and two steals were huge in the Lakers' win.
Not to forget his clutch, clean block of a Chris Paul lay-up in the fourth that sent the point guard flying to the ground as if World Peace had tackled him (we'll save the Clippers' acting skills for another discussion).
Hopefully for Lakers' fans, this World Peace is here to stay since we have seen signs of his potential only to be disappointed with a lack of energy in the games after.
If World Peace is for real this time, the Lakers will benefit from his energy and minutes while the starters rest in the ever-important middle minutes of their games.