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Metta World Peace

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Lakers Cruise Past Hawks In Return To Staples Center

Pau Gasol scored seven of his 20 points in the final 5:20 and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 86-78 on Tuesday night.


Kobe Against Bucks

Lakers Struggle In Milwaukee, Lose 100-89 To Bucks

Drew Gooden scored 23 points and the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks made sure the Lakers’ road struggles continued, beating Los Angeles 100-89 on Saturday night.


Ron Artest

World Peace: ‘I Got Bored With Defense’

Ron Artest used to be maybe the best defender in basketball. He used to be a pretty great scorer too. But as skills tend to do, he’s slipped as he’s gotten older. At 32, that’s a pretty good excuse as to why maybe the man now known as Metta World Peace isn’t quite the ball stopper he once was.


Los Angeles Clippers  v Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers Reclaim Bragging Rights By Defeating Clippers 96-91

Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit for a 96-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night in another testy edition of their cross-hallway rivalry.


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Poor Shooting Lakers Fall To Sacramento 100-91

Marcus Thornton scored 27 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers on their home floor for the first time in six meetings on Monday night, 100-91.


Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready to take on the Golden State Warriors on April 6, 2011 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Artest’s Metta World Peace Bid Delayed Due To Traffic Warrants

Ron Artest’s bid to become Metta World Peace has been delayed.

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Ron Artest, Soul Man? ‘Metta World Peace’ Shares Locker Room Playlist

Even one of basketball’s most hard-nosed defenders apparently has a soft and sensitive side.