NEW YORK Metta World Peace can't be shaken. Or stirred up.
He has seen the Los Angeles Lakers lose way too many games for their pedigree and still thinks they're the NBA's top team. He's unshakable, and he knows it.
He was at it again Sunday after the Lakers barely beat the well-under-.500 Detroit Pistons 98-97.
"When you've got the best team, you've got the best team. It's that simple," he said, talking as if the Lakers were 36-12 instead of 22-26.
"I think we've been playing better for a long time. We've been giving up some leads. We're really that good. People forget that we're still that good and we're capable of getting up big."
World Peace has been a part of one championship run with the Lakers and thinks another is on the way. To him, the Lakers' 5-1 mark in the last six games says it all. Not that he hasn't felt this way from the beginning.
"I have every reason to feel good about this team," he said. "The proof is in the pudding right there for everybody to see when we play the right way and do amazing things. And I'm sure you all see it, too."
Suns Forward Michael Beasley was cited Jan. 25 on suspicion of speeding, driving on a suspended Arizona license and driving without a vehicle license plate or registration, Scottsdale police said.
The Suns issued a statement saying they discussed the matter with Beasley "and at this time do not believe any further action by the club is warranted."
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