The 2013 NBA Playoffs as Told by Metta World Peace

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistMay 2, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 21:  Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 21, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. 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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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After the Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, basketball fans worldwide had a reason to celebrate. Sure, the Laker haters were plenty happy, but the rest of us would soon get to see the playoffs from the viewpoint of Metta World Peace.

The Lakers were eliminated on Sunday, and from there, World Peace took off his Twitter leash and let his opinions be well known.

A few things have been talked about here and there; he even received a bit of guff from after he wondered about Tim Duncan and Marc Gasol being the best big men in the league.

We might as well take this from entertaining beginning to end, starting with his predictions for the rest of the playoffs.

The Clippers will come out the west but it will be hard. I believe that they pull it off

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 30, 2013

Metta was incredibly high on his brothers in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, but his opinion would change later on in the day as he was watching them lose to the Memphis Grizzlies.

I believe the Heat will repeat. But the Knicks (my hometown of New york city) Will push them to a game 7. But I believe Shane is

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 30, 2013


I believe Shane is the Clutch in clutch. He is Mr. Clutch and while Bron Bron Driving and drawing , Shane will benefit and produce

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 30, 2013

So there it is. The Clippers out of the West and the Heat out of the East. A bold pick with the Clippers, but nothing surprising from the Eastern Conference.

From there he admired what Duncan has done so far this year and thought about his team making the Western Conference Finals.

The spurs will meet the Clippers in the west finals. The Clipps front line is locked in.Tim Duncan seems to be the best big man n da league

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 30, 2013

And he even talked himself into a potential Clippers victory in the NBA Finals should things go awry in Miami.

If Dwayne Wade is hurt I see the Clippers winning a Championship in 2013.

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 30, 2013


I think CP3 is the most clutch player in the playoffs right now.I think Denver gave it all they have. It might be over. Very surprising

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 30, 2013

After harping on about Chris Paul and the Clippers for a bit, he wondered about the Nuggets and how things had gone so wrong so quickly and about Stephen Curry's development.

Not only that, but he also admired how the entire Warriors squad was coming together, trying to mount a comeback after getting into a huge hole against the Nuggets in Game 5.

I had Denver beating The Warriors but sometimes Curry can be a handful.Is Curry top five players in the playoffs?

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 30, 2013


Wow.Golden State growing up in front of our eyes.

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

Once the Warriors fell short, he got into the good stuff. He went from driving the Clippers' bandwagon earlier in the day to nearly jumping ship when the game got underway.

Good Game. Its over.Clipper Memphis time.Memphis is Deceptively good. Sleepers. I think the clippers understands this and will open it up

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

Just like us, he seemed to get frustrated with the overexaggeration of some of the contact players were getting early on in the game.

would they stop all this flopping? you fans love this flopping and it is killing me slowly

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

And he marveled at some of the things that Blake Griffin could do in midair.

Blake genetics came straight from god himself via fed ex

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

But only before going on a huge run of tweets about what makes the Grizzlies as good as they are and how they could totally win a championship if things fall the right way.

Marc Gasol and Tim Duncan are the best big men in the game. Glad they are not on the same team

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013


See what I am saying about Memphis. They have players that do the little things. I love that type of ball. No superstars , just smart playrs

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013


Memphis is the type of team to win a championship and no one will ever know. David Stern will not even know. Just a tough ,tough team!!

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

Of course, he can only go so many tweets before he falls right back into strange ol' Metta mode.

was prince making a pancake or shooting a free throw

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

At halftime he was critical of what Mark Jackson had to say about Denver's physical play. He was pretty blunt about it.

No dirty plays . Stop crying and play

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

Going back to the game, Metta mixed in a bit of boxing to his tweets, as that's one of the three things that he ever talks about on Twitter.

Wow.Young veterans..Treating the high flyers like body shots. Duck the hook , body ,body jab hook. This is crazy!!! I can not believe this

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

Finally, the game ended and we got this gem.

Did Memphis win?

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

For the record, I actually think this was a joke. Metta was watching the entire game, and there's no real reason why he would suddenly wander away and completely ignore the game.

Plus, he said earlier that they could win the entire thing and nobody would ever know. It was totally a call-back.

Or he was just being weird. Who knows?

Finally we end the night with a brainteaser, and possibly the best tweet of them all.

Guess which juice I don't drink..…

— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 1, 2013

Don't you see, people? This is why you follow Metta on Twitter. It's not for the weird stuff that he ends up tweeting about.

The best moments of the day are when he decides to take a picture of something ridiculously normal and talks to his followers about it.

Plus, it's always fun to watch a game along with an NBA player, even if it is over the Internet.