New York Knicks' fans have always loved it when their team plays physical. However, Metta World Peace feels that you don't need to play that way in order to win. He feels that it takes more brains than muscle in order to win the championship.
"All that old physical stuff that all these fans are talking about, I'm from New York, it's not winning championships," World Peace said. "[You] have to bring some type of intelligence and you have to be together. That's the only thing that's important. I don't care about being just a physical team. You have to be both."
While most may think of World Peace as a very physical defender and one of the best perimeter defenders in the game, he is just not nigh on playing that way. Her feels the fans of the Knicks need to embrace that.
"I'm not big on just being physical," World Peace said. "I know New York fans love the old physical teams; New York is a physical place. But New York don't have a championship in the last how many years? 1973? It's about time we become intelligent. It's about time we changed that."
He also talked about how the current team has a legit chance to win an NBA championship this year, and that he feels it's would not be wise to count this team out. He thin
“Tyson is a champion,” World Peace said. “He’s physical and smart [and] won a championship in Dallas. Beno has two championship rings with Popovich. Woodson has one [as an assistant in Detroit]. Kenyon has been there twice. Carmelo Anthony has a killer instinct to win that championship.
He is also a big of Carmelo Anthony, and defended his superstar teammate against the harsh criticism that he can never lead a team to a championship.
“Melo has the killer instinct,” World Peace said. “He has that championship special character about him. You need a player like Melo — someone that you can’t really see what’s in his heart. You can see his stats but you can’t really measure how big his heart is. It has no limit. So obviously he has championship capabilities.”
World Peace went so far as to favorably compare his coach Mike Woodson to one of the great coaches of all time.
"He reminds me of Phil Jackson a little bit,” the man formerly known as Ron Artest said Thursday at practice. “With the exception of Phil ran the triangle. As far as holding each other accountable , figuring it out on the floor. Woody will put in the system, the sets on defense and offense, and he expects us to play together, play smart. From that sense, he reminds me a lot of Phil.”