Metta World Peace’s Brother Thinks He Can Be a ‘Goon’ for NY Knicks

July 30th, 2013 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Defense doesn't win championships so much as goons do.

Speaking with the New York Post's Marc Berman, Metta World Peace's brother Daniel Artest believes the New York Knicks now have just what they need.

“They’ve got a good team but they never had that goon — that defensive goon last season,’’ he said. “Someone that’s not afraid. If Ron was on the team, they would have gotten past the Pacers.’’

Bolder than Artest referring to his sibling as "Ron" instead of "Metta" was him postulating that the Knicks would have gotten past Indiana had World Peace been sporting orange and blue.

Few would disagree that New York lacked the defensive (and rebounding) punch it needed to make a legitimate run at the Miami Heat. Bearing witness to its struggles against a more physical faction like the Pacers was difficult to watch. The absence of toughness in the post (looking at you, Tyson Chandler) was even worse.

World Peace brings an air of that defensive resolve, the kind of proverbial backbone the Knicks couldn't even feign during the postseason. ...

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