Linsanity met some real insanity last night at the Garden. The basketball cognoscenti has zeroed in on Kobe's postgame tip of the cap to Lin's sudden greatness, but the dong-texter formerly known as Ron Artest has also weighed in with his thoughts. And, like much of what's floating around inside the head of Metta World Peace, those thoughts were at once hilarious and batshit crazy. So much so that Ken Berger of CBSSports.com dispensed with trying to summarize them and just transcribed the entirety of the interview.
You can read it all right here, but the best part is at the end, when World Peace was asked if the Lakers have been talking about Lin in their locker room. His answer veered directly into fashion suggestions and didn't stop until it careened right into crazytown:
A: Do we talk about him? Yeah, we talk about him. We think he needs a better haircut. I don't like that style. You're in New York, the fashion capital. Change your haircut, OK? You're a star now. Wear some shades. Shades, OK? Put down the nerdy Harvard book glasses. Put on some black shades, OK? With some leather pants. Change your style. Fashion.
Q: Do you wear leather pants?
A: No, I won't wear them, but he should wear leather pants. He's the type of guy who should wear leather pants, some nice shoes and change his fashion. You're Jeremy Lin, for godsakes. You know what I'm saying? You know? Put down that law book, stop reading the New York Times and start reading the Daily News. Newsday, that's the one. I like that one because there's always color in that one. What else? Wall Street Journal. Get some swag. You're in New York City. Put your hat to the back, too. Put your hat on backwards. Come to practice with your pants sagging and just tell them, 'I don't feel like practicing.' Practice? You know? Practice? And wear an Iverson jersey. You know? Come to practice with a cigar. Lit. 'I'm Jeremy Lin.' You know? He should change."
Here's hoping Metta World Peace never changes.
Metta to Lin: Get some swag [CBS Sports]