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World Peace's season is likely over

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06:29 PM ET 03.27 | The Los Angeles Lakers, slipping in the eighth Western Conference playoff slot, got more bad news on Wednesday when an examination determined that a torn meniscus in forward Metta World Peace's will require surgery. World Peace will have that surgery on Thursday, and he'll be out at least six weeks. That puts his return past the regular season and through the first round of playoff action. The hit to the Lakers' hurts a team in need of a defensive presence. The Dallas Mavericks are winning and only a game behind Los Angeles in the playoff standings. In short, the loss of World Peace might not even require he return this season if the Lakers can't hang onto their playoff spot.

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, Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
March 27, 2013  06:43 PM ET

I thought the Celtics had a bad season regarding injuries but the Lakers they are getting close since no one tore their ACL. Everyone goes in and out. Howard, Kobe, Gasol, Jamison, Artest, Blake, Nash etc.

Harsh.

March 27, 2013  07:09 PM ET
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I thought the Celtics had a bad season regarding injuries but the Lakers they are getting close since no one tore their ACL. Everyone goes in and out. Howard, Kobe, Gasol, Jamison, Artest, Blake, Nash etc. Harsh.

This injury will hurt the Lakers more because Artest can contribute without the ball while Gasol needs to have some touches to be effective. In the final analysis the Lakers are just filled with players that only do well with the in their hands, and not enough players that can be good supporting teammates. Time to say good night to the Lakers, the Jazz or Dallas will take the last spot.

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March 27, 2013  08:00 PM ET

This season has been a BI---!!!!!!! Imjuries really killed this team the whole year.
Anyway, that's life, gotta make the best out of it.

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March 27, 2013  08:14 PM ET
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This season has been a BI---!!!!!!! Imjuries really killed this team the whole year. Anyway, that's life, gotta make the best out of it.

Injuries are a "common" thing in sports but I think this season would and could have been so much better if everyone was healthy (from the start): Rose, Shumpert, Rubio, Love, Nowitzki, Rondo, (Brandon Roy), Sullinger, Irving, Waiters, Varejao, Brandon Rush, Granger, Jordan Hill, Stoudemire, Wallace, Andrew Bynum,

A lot of big impact guys.

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March 27, 2013  08:45 PM ET

By the time Jack sees this, his response will be buried on page 5 (LOL) !

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March 27, 2013  08:54 PM ET
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By the time Jack sees this, his response will be buried on page 5 (LOL) !

For Jack............



All I Am Saying, Is Give Peace A Chance, Bro.

 
March 27, 2013  08:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

For Jack............All I Am Saying, Is Give Peace A Chance, Bro.

Very good ;-)

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