The Lakers are the only NBA team currently capable of putting an all-white-American lineup on the floor. Only three other teams – the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks – have as many as three white American players. Coach Mike Brown admits he’s heard calls from the fans for him to play all five, but so far he has resisted. That’s left World Peace as the odd man out on the court, as if Ron Artest’s name change didn’t make him stand out enough.

“I’ve never had that before,” World Peace said of his teammates. “It’s kind of cool.”

When told that Brown has labeled him the leader of that second unit, World Peace’s eyes lit up.

“Obama!” he said.

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