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Metta World Peace: I'm a 'worthless servant' [Video]

January 1, 2012 | 11:16 am

Metta World Peace apparently is not upset with his new role of coming off the bench.

In fact, he's so happy to be a Laker that he said he would do menial labor if it meant he could remain a part of the purple and gold.

He took to Twitter on Friday evening to express those sentiments.

Wrote World Peace: "Don't listen to people. I'm not happy coming off the bench. I am happy to be a part of the Lakers team period. Even if I was the water boy.

He didn't stop there.

"If I have to keep score, get the towels and clean the floor for my team I will," World Peace wrote. "If I have to shine shoes at the entrance and then sub in the game I will do that."

In a video interview with the Times before the Lakers played Denver, World Peace said he was quite aware of his standing in the L.A. basketball scene -- Kobe Bryant is the king and Blake Griffin is the prince. 

When asked where he stands, he said that he's a "worthless servant."

World Peace is way humbler than Ron Artest, whom he acknowledged would not have viewed himself in those obsequious terms.

"Artest is different," World Peace said.


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