Metta World Peace jokes Dwight Howard will stay with Lakers because he has hold on private parts

Put Metta World Peace in front of a microphone and he’s bound to say something silly.

The latest example: World Peace sounded in rare form when explaining why he’s convinced Dwight Howard won’t leave the Lakers.

“He’s not going to Houston, I tell you that,” World Peace said on Sportsradio 610 in Houston. “You know how those horses have those little things, ties in a bullfight, you tie those things to their balls and they go crazy? I’ve got two of those tied to Dwight Howard’s [private parts], so he can’t move.”

Massive laughter ensued. Sportsradio 610′s Mike Meltser then asked, “So you think Dwight is definitely staying in LA?”

“He can’t move,” World Peace answered. “If he does, it’ll be painful. So he can’t go nowhere.”

Then World Peace turned serious about Howard, who will also consider Houston, Dallas and Atlanta when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

“I’m not going to try to convince him,” World Peace said. “But definitely, I enjoy him, no question about it. I’ll leave the convincing to the organization and to the fans. But for myself, I’m just working out and things like that, but I definitely enjoy him. He’s a great person. Whoever receives Dwight Howard, they’ll really enjoy their time with him. Hopefully, it’s with the Lakers, but whoever receives him will really enjoy their time.”

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