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Metta World Peace

Clubbing in Hollywood

After Lakers Playoff Loss

5/9/2012 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Minutes after the Los Angeles Lakers went down to the Denver Nuggets ... Metta World Peace's evening was just beginning ... at a fancy Hollywood nightclub.

MWP -- who's still suspended for elbowing OKC player James Harden -- rolled up to Avalon nightclub around 10:30 PM last night ... right around the same time the rest of his Lakers teammates were hitting the showers.

Mr. Peace was seen leaving the establishment shortly after midnight.

Metta -- formerly known as Ron Artest -- has been enjoying his time off. Earlier this week he appeared on "Conan" ... and admitted, "The elbow was too much and I deserved the suspension."

MWP is expected to rejoin his teammates if the Denver series goes to a Game 7 or when the next series begins -- but until then, might as well enjoy the break ... right?

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1.

Max    

Peace is a piece of garbage. Rot in hell Mr. Cheap Shot.

868 days ago
2.

Tim    

He's an idiot.

868 days ago
3.

Rocco    

Right. His move was stupid. This is not news. He went out when he can't play. Big friggin deal.

868 days ago
4.

Velvet    

I hope mr. Metta w.p. Didn't throw any elbows

868 days ago
5.

yoko    

peace clearly knows the lesson here is to never let a loss distract you from clubbing

868 days ago
6.

Tony    

Cool.

868 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

You can't be running around the courts with the name "World Peace" on your back if you're gonna throw the ugliest elbows in the NBA. You gonna start a War on the courts.

868 days ago
8.

Jdawg    

Worldpeace,,,Yea Right ! Worldclasslessass is more like it who isnt helping the team right now.

868 days ago
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John_Dunkel    

I'm a Lakers fan but I wouldn't give a rats ass if he gets banned from the NBA for life. If you play violently you don't deserve to be in the NBA.

868 days ago
10.

Montclair Grandma    

I would respect Meta World Peace if he put on a suit and sat on the bench court side with his fellow teammates. The way some injured Lakers do when they cannot play. Going clubbing after the Lakers lost
seems like a thoughtless, self-centered move on Meta World Peace's part. His anger management issues cost him a suspension at a very bad time for the Lakers. Perhaps he will be traded away.
The Lakers don't need a teammate who cannot be counted on to control his anger and also cannot be bothered to at least appear to support his time by sitting court side and not frequenting a club after a Play-Off loss.

868 days ago
11.

wasabee    

Oh so Mr. World Peace can party after a Loss but can't check on Harden after elbowed the ish out of him cause its bad luck. Thats why everyone still calls you Ron Artest cause changing your name doesnt change the person inside. #loser

868 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

ronnie detested..... a thug wearing a walking hat ; premonition of the lakers getting sent walking

868 days ago
13.

Justin    

MWP must leave the venue 2 hours before the game is to be played. Part of the suspension deal. That's why he's not on the bench with a suit on like most players who are not playing. He has been training and working out before each game since the suspension, and leaves 2 hours before tip-off. Also, the game was in Los Angeles last night, not Denver as the story is written.

868 days ago
14.

JJ    

TMZ, who does your research? Game 5 last night was HERE in Los Angeles, not in Denver. And game 7 would be back here in LA, not in Denver. You would think being in LA, you guys would know when the Lakers play home or away games.

868 days ago
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ROY    

This guy is a world DUM ASS.....

868 days ago
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