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Metta World Peace claims a ghost touched him inappropriately before the Lakers’ game against the Thunder

Today in “headlines I never thought I would write.”

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Metta World Peace is one of the most quotable athletes of all-time, and easily the most quotable player on the current Los Angeles Lakers roster. The 16-year veteran may not contribute a whole lot for Los Angeles on the court this year, but he’s sure to generate plenty of stories based on his pre and post-game locker room quotes alone.

This is one of those times, and Mark Medina of the Orange County Register had the full, wonderful story from Oklahoma City:

“The ghosts were all over me. I just accepted it,” Lakers forward Metta World Peace said. “They touched me all over the place. I’m taking one of the ghosts to court for touching me in the wrong places.”

World Peace insisted he was serious before explaining why he did not stay somewhere else.

“I was watching a good movie and I was tired,” said World Peace, who incidentally said he saw “Money Monster.” “I didn’t want to move.”

Since Metta rejoined the Lakers last season, only one quote MIGHT be able to top this one:

So basically, what World Peace is trying to say seems to be that his farewell tour is VERY different than Kobe Bryant’s. Whereas Kobe got the fans, um.... excited, World Peace’s farewell tour is literally so enthralling that it’s exciting the dead, who seem to have similar feelings for World Peace that the living have for Kobe.

Happy Halloween everyone, from Silver Screen and Roll, Metta, and his ghoulish groupies.

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