With his New York Knicks gearing up for a preseason game against the Toronto Raptors, ProBasketballTalk's Kurt Helin unearthed a video of World Peace expressing his profound confusion to a group of reporters.
"Honestly, I forget stuff so fast," World Peace said. "Like today, I asked the big fella, when we go to Toronto, who do we play?"
His disorientation is understandable. There are so many NBA teams in Canada to choose from, it can be difficult to keep track of who plays where.
There's the Raptors, and then there's...um...er...well...up until 2002 there was the Vancouver Grizzlies.
Alright then, I can't defend him. His brain fart was inexcusable. How did he forget about the Raptors?
These are the Raptors for crying out loud. Not the barely D-League-worthy Philadelphia 76ers or every team from Baseketball. They have Rudy Gay, a notorious chucker. DeMar DeRozan, aeronautical extraordinaire. And was World Peace not, like the rest of the world, shook by Toronto's mascot's season-ending injury?
One of his current teammates, Andrea Bargnani, even spent seven seasons in Toronto for Pete's sake. There's no way he could just forget which team plays there.
Then again, he is Metta World Peace. Too sexy for his cat, keeper of rhinos, brandisher of toothbrushes and proponent of mayo-flavored popcorn. And apparently, billboard of cluelessness, too.
I think my pet rhino is depressed. He is not wrecking the house like I am use to— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) August 29, 2013
Ok. I have to amnesty my jeans. Their too tight. I think I might waive my tooth brush also. I need a new one— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
Who is winning the game? I'm watching Men In Black. Eating popcorn with Mayo.— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) May 11, 2013
Being that this is pretty typical behavior of New York's newest enigma, let's just be thankful he remembers what team it is he plays for.