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Metta World Peace: If I showed you my abs, you'd leave your husband

December 11, 2011 |  9:00 pm

When a female reporter asked Metta World Peace if he was out of shape at the Lakers' practice facility Sunday, he turned to her and said, "If I showed you my abs right now, you'd probably leave your husband."

And remain chaste for the rest of her life?

His statement, which drew laughs from a group of reporters, was an attempt to backtrack on comments he made Friday in which he acknowledged that he had let himself go during the lockout by drinking a few too many martinis.

"I was just playing," World Peace insisted Sunday. 

The reporter then called his bluff and asked that World Peace reveal his allegedly chiseled midsection.

"No," he said.

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