Tweet of the Night: Metta World Peace fires back at Charles Barkley

The Spurs are older and still getting it done.Its all about chemistry. Micheal Jordan was 36 during his last title run.
Metta World Peace
Charles Barkley never won so it is hard for him to understand what it takes to win.
Metta World Peace
I actually like Charles Barkley , but I had to respond to his statement only because he called my team old rags or something. Kinda funny
Metta World Peace

Metta World PeaceOuch.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace pulled out the “you never won a championship” card on TNT analyst and NBA legend Charles Barkley, who apparently called the Lakers an old team.

It’s understandable that Metta, now 33 years-of-age, would feel offended by whatever Barkley may have said – the man has a way of getting into players’ heads by sharing his thoughts without sugarcoating anything.

In terms of using age as the reason for the downfall of the Lakers, it’s hard to agree with Barkley’s logic. Steve Nash’s broken leg, two games into the season, had nothing to do with age. Kobe Bryant’s Achilles tear was also a freak incident – and perhaps overuse – but to call it age related? The double standard of saying Kobe is ageless when he plays well versus saying he was injured because he is old is comical. He either defies age, or he doesn’t.

The team also struggled while Dwight Howard looked like a shell of himself for much of the season due to offseason back surgery, and saw a young Jordan Hill miss much of the season with an injury of his own. Combine those factors with the lack of quality players coming off the bench (Chris Duhon comes to mind) and not having a chance to gel as a team from start to finish? It’s not hard to see why the Lakers struggled.

As for Metta saying the Spurs are older, that’s not really true, either. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are certainly getting up there in age – they are 37 and 35 respectively – but Tony Parker is only 30, Tiago Splitter is 28 and there is a blend of youth and athleticism in the starting lineup with Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. If it wasn’t for the recent signing of Tracy McGrady, there would only be two other players – Matt Bonner and Boris Diaw – that exceeds the age of 30 in the rotation.

Simply put, stating age as the reason for the success or failure of either team is oversimplifying the situation.

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  1. Rav says

    “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
    -Babe Ruth

  2. Robert "Doc"holiday Manuel says

    You Go Metta ..make money , and do gt ! and good luck with the new MGT. laker lol SHOW ! Barkley is the Comic just LoL & Smiles 4 the show !
    Funny mn


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