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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is unhappy with World Peace

Thunder Lakers Metta World Peace Ejected Basketball

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Metta World Peace was called for a double flagrant foul and ejected from the game in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Laker great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took to the web to reflect on what he calls the "regression" of Metta World Peace and the "difficult reputation rebuild" ahead.

Abdul-Jabbar, critical of World Peace's sometimes violent tendencies, says "he can't seem to figure out who he wants to be," remarking that it's impossible to determine which Metta World Peace one might encounter: the "thoughtful athlete" or the player who delivered a full-force, concussion-causing elbow to the temple of a competitor.

The NBA all-time point earner and former coach says he has "agonized" over Metta World Peace's unpredictable, severe actions, and believes that despite genuine efforts to rehab his image, the reality of his behavior can't be ignored.

"In a moment with a blow to James Harden's head, Metta World Peace undid a lot of goodwill he'd earned in recent years," said Abdul-Jabbar on ESPN.com.