Los Angeles Lakers: Metta World Peace Is the Key to Another Championship

Hayden Kim@@HayDayKimCorrespondent IIIApril 15, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 27:  Richard Jefferson #44 of the Golden State Warriors and Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers go for the ball as it goes out of bounds at Oracle Arena on March 27, 2012 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The world is coming to an end. It looks like the Mayans have outwitted the future and Hell has frozen over. Metta World Peace is playing outstanding basketball and it doesn't look like it's going to end anytime soon. 

All year long the Lakers have been questioned, whether it be about the lack of bench production, or more specifically, how to fill the void that was lost when the Lakers sent their former Sixth Man of the Year to the Dallas Mavericks. That question has now been answered and as the cliche would go, it came from the one we least expected: Metta World Peace. 

In his last five games, World Peace has averaged 21.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.8 steals. World Peace is playing his best basketball of the season and it has shown as the Lakers have accumulated a four-game winning streak as they head for the home stretch. 

As fans comfortably relaxed in their sofas and beds on a typical Sunday morning, there must have been a nation wide disturbance as World Peace wreaked havoc on the potential first-round playoff matchup, Dallas Mavericks. Not only should this be somehow traced back to a sign as to how the world is going to end, but it should be noted that if this type of performance continues, the Lakers have a legitimate shot to compete for another title this year.

Sitting at the third spot in the West, the Lakers will most likely meet the Mavericks in the first round for a much anticipated rematch of last year's 0-4 massacre. This is good news not only in the sense that the Lakers look to be the obvious choice to win the matchup, but in the sense that they can seek a much needed redemption in a series that shouldn't even be close. 

But as you know, the Lakers aren't worried about getting past the first round. At this point, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder are their biggest worries and if they wish to become relieved of this stress and anxiety of redeeming themselves from last year's performance, the master key to the Beverly Hills mansion lies in the hands of World Peace.

The Lakers are playing some of the best basketball of the year and it has been without Kobe. Bynum has been the center of attention in all of this success as of late, but it's obvious that World Peace has been the fuel of this four-game winning streak which has been crucial in the Lakers' preparation for the playoffs.

As the postseason approaches us, there are only two scenarios in which the Lakers win a championship. The first consisting of Kobe playing smart and team oriented basketball with a sprinkle of respectable coaching from Coach Brown, and the other consisting of World Peace playing in any way, shape or form as to how he did against the Lakers in 2009.

World Peace is not only the key to many of our world problems, but it is the key sitting right in front of the Lakers, waiting to unlock the door to the promise land. Do yourselves a favor Lakers and please resort to World Peace; he has worked in the past, present and will work in the future.