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Metta World Peace rubs Nets coach Avery Johnson’s head after hitting a three (VIDEO)

Nov 21, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

Late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s win over the Nets, Metta World Peace hit a three from the corner to cut the New Jersey lead to two. There was no celebration, no flexing, and no kissing of his own biceps after doing so. But he did have a little something for Avery Johnson on his way back down the court.

Honestly, this looks worse than it probably was. Johnson’s non-reaction tips us to that, and the reality is that coaches receive contact from players like that pretty frequently considering their close proximity to the live game action.

Still, it comes across as a little bit demeaning. Remember the whole Pau GasolChris Paul incident from last season, when Gasol similarly touched Paul on the head? Here’s what Paul said about it afterward.

“We call that sonnin’, ” he said. “Like when I take Li’l Chris to the bathroom, I’ll walk with my hand on his head. That’s my son. You know what I mean? I understand that Gasol is that tall, but don’t do to me what I do to my son.

So technically, MWP “sonned” Avery Johnson; whether that was the intent is up for debate.

  1. zerole00 - Nov 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Okay even if it was demeaning, whose really going to react to MWP after last season’s elbow and MWP’s history?

    It’s just not worth opening that can of crazy.

  2. ron05342 - Nov 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Much ado about nothing.

    I guess PBT is reaching to the bottom of the barrel for content today.

    • dko83 - Nov 21, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      One of the things I like about PBT is the silly little things like this I would miss otherwise. Also read: the Gerald Wallace post today.

  3. 00maltliquor - Nov 21, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Ahaa! Someone else DID catch it!

    • moseskkim - Nov 21, 2012 at 6:58 PM

      Ahaa stu lantz pointed it out on national tv!

  4. smackingfools - Nov 21, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    another popular street term is 7:30. it means that you are crazy. I’ll use it in a sentence. it doesn’t matter what time Ron Artest wakes up, he’s still 7:30!

    • badintent - Nov 23, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      7:30, time to wake up and go to school. school ? we taking about school ? teachers, Coaches, school ? Practice after school ? practice ?

  5. dls612 - Nov 21, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    What is Avery Johnson reaction because if he’s not flipping out about it why should I! I don’t think it was done in a demeaning way. I seen worse! It’s not he did the suck-it move allah xxx!

    • albertmn - Nov 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

      Yeah, it’s not like he used the term to refer to the deity some people worship when he should have used “a la”.

    • cosanostra71 - Nov 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM

      he’s not a 2 year old like CP3.

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