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Metta World Peace

Picks NBA Finals Winner

Loses Spelling Bee

6/5/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lakers star Metta World Peace went out on a limb -- making a bold prediction on who will win the NBA Finals ... and then the limb snapped when he tried to spell his pick.

We'll tell you this much ... Metta's riding with the San Antonio Spurs to take down LeBron James and the Miami Heat -- but you gotta hear how he spells it.

He might have been joking, but then again ...

Fun fact: Metta attended St. John's University from 1997 to 1999, and majored in math.

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PussLiquor    

Whats with all these rappers spending millions of dollars on boats hoes and chains!! when will they learn!! This rapper will be broke in 2 years book it!

415 days ago
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dreamer4u    

It was definitely NOT a mistake..the idiot is illiterate! Hey guy..go back to school

415 days ago
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Italia    

TO: PussLiquor who wrote:
"Whats with all these rappers spending millions of dollars on boats hoes and chains!! when will they learn!! This rapper will be broke in 2 years book it!'
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Meta World Peace is a Basketball Player, not a rapper!!!

Duh!

415 days ago
4.

Italia    

LOL !

415 days ago
5.

Azi    

okay.....NEXT !!!!!

415 days ago
6.

Trigga31    

Technically in Ebonics speak he is correct.

415 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

If this guy attended St. John's University for only two years, then he either (a) finished his bachelor's degree in record time because he's a genius or (b) he flunked out because he's a blithering idiot. Given this video, I think we know which alternative to choose.

415 days ago
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JrzGrl    

That was NOT on purpose.

415 days ago
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Six Million Dollar Man    

Go Metta Worldpeace! Go Lakers! Yeah! Spurs gonna kick Lebron's ass and those low life's in Miami! They think they are all bad, well Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker and Duncan are coming to get you little Dwayne Wade and overbite Chris Bosch!!! Metta is correct and who the hell cares if he can spell or not, as long as he plays great basketball and has heart and talks about mental health that everyone is afraid to talk about. We love you in LA Metta Worldpeace! Yeah!!!!!!! By the way, he also is a rapper so the other guy is wrong, at least half wrong. LAKERS!LAKERS!LAKERS!

415 days ago

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