Don't laugh. Metta World Peace certainly isn't.
His attempted return to the NBA isn't a sideshow. Neither are his reasons, he says.
"I want to win a championship," he acknowledged in a quiet moment at Lakers training camp. "I always thought we should have had at least one more."
Sometimes he can't stop thinking about the Lakers' getting swept by Dallas in 2011, Phil Jackson's final season as coach. The Western Conference semifinals started with Kobe Bryant on a painfully sore knee and ended with Andrew Bynum's whipping off his jersey after getting ejected.
That's the series that bothers World Peace. It's not the sole reason he's trying a...