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Metta World Peace likes pressure

Updated: February 1, 2013, 1:23 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

When forward Metta World Peace joined the Los Angeles Lakers after their 2009 NBA championship season, he famously said that if the franchise didn't repeat, the blame would fall on him.

World Peace, who did in fact help the Lakers repeat in 2010, is putting that same pressure on himself once again as this year's team (20-26) struggles despite a league-high payroll of nearly $100 million.

"I came to L.A. for this," World Peace told ESPNLA 710 Radio's "Max & Marcellus Show" on Thursday. ...

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