"For me, it feels good because this year, I'm putting up the numbers that qualify me for it, and the fans voted me in," he said. "So it's not like I was picked by the coaches out there.
"I can't wait to go."
Tonight, the Lakers are in Denver to face the Nuggets. Last month, the Lakers lost a close contest to the Nuggets on a tough back to back game. The Nuggets are just coming off a blowout of the Clippers, so the Lakers should have the edge in energy this game. When asked about the upcoming road trip, Metta World Peace replied with something totally unrelated:
"I grew up around roaches," he said. "And it was bad. Too many of them. To many friends, yeah, in New York. I got a lot of roach friends.
I'd wake up, they'd wake up in my cereal. They'd wake up like, you know, just Ron what's up, good morning. One leg in my macaroni, the other leg in my corn. They just made themselves comfortable at my home."
Also, are the Lakers eyeing "Skip-2-My-Lou" Rafer Alston?
Much more after the jump...
- Calling All-Stars in Los Angeles - latimes.com
- Up next for the Lakers: Friday at Denver - latimes.com
- Kobe wearing his red West All-Star No. 24 uniform - Lakers blog : The Orange County Register
- Lakers FYI: Andrew Bynum always wanted to be an All-Star, and now he is - latimes.com
- Bryant, Bynum, Paul and Griffin lead All-Star picks - latimes.com
- Roaches, road trips? It's all the same to Lakers' Metta World Peace [Video] - latimes.com
- FRIDAY PREVIEW: vs. Nuggets - Lakers blog : The Orange County Register
- Andrew Bynum finally lands elusive All-Star spot - Lakers blog : The Orange County Register
- Bryant & Bynum: All-Star Starters " Lakers Blog
- Thibodeau Won’t Stop Leaning On Deng " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog
- Shaqtin’ A Fool: Episode 4 " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog
- East starters: No rest for the awesome " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog
- West starters: K.D. goes Hollywood " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog
- Rubio: The Art Of The Alley-Oop " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog
- Goudelock: 'I think I'm just as good as everybody in that draft' - Los Angeles Lakers Blog - ESPNLA
- Kobe Bryant ties NBA record with 14th consecutive All-Star bid - Los Angeles Lakers Blog - ESPNLA
- Andrew Bynum endorses the safety record of the U.S. Navy - Los Angeles Lakers Blog - ESPNLA
- Andrew Bynum makes his first All-Star team - Los Angeles Lakers Blog - ESPNLA
- Mozgov on Perkins getting Mozgov'd - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
- The business of the NBA is good - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
- Nick Young says Arenas had 'Kobe treatment'
- Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown
- Report Card: Derrick Rose rolls over Knicks
- Charles Barkley 'embarrassed' by quality of NBA
- 2012 NBA East, West All-Star starters announced
- The Power Forward Generation
- Our East All-Star reserves, determined by entertainment value | Ball Don't Lie
- Blake Griffin won’t be in the 2012 Dunk Contest ‘as of right now’ | Ball Don't Lie
- Judging the fan vote for the starters on the Western All-Star squad | Ball Don't Lie
- Judging the fan vote for the starters on the Eastern All-Star squad | Ball Don't Lie
- Adidas Unveils All-Star Uniforms
- Blake Griffin’s Dunks Remind George Karl of Shawn Kemp
- LeBron James: Shane Battier the Smartest Player and Person in Basketball
- Jerry West on Unhappy NBA Superstars: ‘Call Their Bluff’
- Dwyane Wade ‘Hates’ Playing With Big Leads on the Road
- Andrew Bynum: Lack of Great Centers Helped All-Star Chances
Other Blogs and Links:
- All-Star Status For Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum - Lake Show Life
- Forum Blue And Gold " Best Player in the West…
- Pre-Game Report: Lakers Start Six Game Road Trip in Denver | Lakers Nation
- Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum Named Western Conference All-Star Starters | Laker Nation
- Lakers center Andrew Bynum makes first All-Star team - Inside the Lakers
- Kobe Bryant & Andrew Bynum Named Starters for NBA All-Star Team | Lakers Nation
- Lakers News: Kobe Says Outscoring Shaq is 'Inevitable' | Lakers Nation
- Lakers News: Metta World Peace is Friends with Roaches | Lakers Nation
- Lakers Rumors: Kenyon Martin Receives FIBA Clearance to Return to NBA | Lakers Nation
- Things of Note for February 3, 2012 | The Basketball Jones
- Mike D’Antoni knows he’s on the hot seat | The Basketball Jones
- Best block party — Serge Ibaka or Marcus Camby? | The Basketball Jones
- The Point Forward " Posts The Sixers’ ‘Lou-for-one’ "
- The Point Forward " Posts Rod Thorn talks Sixers, Andre Iguodala rumors, Stephon Marbury and more "
- Road Trip Will Define Lakers - Lake Show Life