7 Reasons Metta World Peace Will Propel L.A. Lakers Past OKC Thunder

If you said, back in 2004, that Ron Artest would change his name to Metta World Peace and be Kobe Bryant's most essential teammate, nearly everyone would have laughed at you. However, that is the case.

World Peace has become a huge asset to the Lakers late in the season and in the playoffs so far. He's averaging 15 points a game, and every point is sorely needed. The Lakers tend to lose motivation, quit on defense and lack offensive flare on many an occasion. This is why Metta World Peace will help the Lakers.

With World Peace in the game, the Lakers will be propelled past the OKC Thunder in the 2012 NBA playoffs.

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