Metta World Peace on His Return from Injury: 'I'm Too Sexy for My Cat'

Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2013

If you're ever looking for the most Metta World Peace of moments, this is it.

Though Kobe Bryant attributed the Los Angeles Lakers forward's quick return from surgery to a superior diet, he was wrong. Very wrong.

Following Los Angeles' victory over the New Orleans Hornets, World Peace was asked about what enabled him to come back from surgery after a mere 12 days.

"Just too sexy for my cat," he responded. "I'm too sexy for my cat."

So yeah, there's that. Actually, there's more, because he wasn't done.

"If I wasn't as sexy for my cat, I probably wouldn't have came back," World Peace explained whilst smirking. "But I'm so sexy, I came back."

We'd be collectively lying if we said we knew what to make of Metta's postgame sentiments. This is far out there even for him.

I'm not sure if World Peace was loopy from the sedatives he was actually on or if feline sex appeal actually had something to do with his recovery.

Before you dismiss the latter, remember, this is World Peace were talking about. Couldn't you just picture that diet Kobe spoke of comprising of cat food? Couldn't you see him looking in the mirror, his tabby in hand, saying "I'm too sexy for you" and then declaring he was healed?

I sure could.

Try not to focus on the enigmatic recovery, though, dedicating any thought to solving one of World Peace's many mysteries isn't a proper use of your time. There aren't enough hours in the day, month or year to make a sizable dent in the decryption of his charades.

Instead, I'd recommend remaining grateful that Metta was able to return at all, especially for Lakers fans. Show your appreciation by taking your cat for a walk or by sending some scratching posts to World Peace's chateau.

While you're at it, hope that he was referring to an actual cat and not, say, Anne Hathaway in her Catwoman outfit.

That might actually be weirder.