Metta World Peace Laughably Declares Kyrie Irving a Top 3 NBA Star

Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistJune 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09:  Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers enters the game for the first time off the bench against the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center on April 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 104-96.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Metta World Peace is at it again.

Out of nowhere, the capricious Los Angeles Lakers forward declared on Twitter that Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was a top-three superstar.

My condolences go out to Stephen Curry of the the Golden State Warriors. World Peace only has you listed as a top-10 star and next year's league MVP. Sometimes, the unfounded opinions of the most eccentric of NBA players hurts.

Just not for Irving.

No one would deny that Irving is a star. He was named to the All-Star team in his second season and has restored hope to a franchise LeBron James was thought to have killed.

But top three? In the league? Whatever World Peace is smoking, drinking, eating or inhaling, needs to be taken away from him. Jalen Rose, too. He recently declared that Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs was the third-best player in the league.

Nothing against Irving (or Parker) or anything. One day, he may become a top-three player in the Association. Right now, he's not even a top-three point guard.

There's Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo, Curry and Parker to consider. A case can be made made that all of them, among some others, rank ahead of Irving.

Yet we're supposed believe Irving is better than all of them. And Kobe Bryant. And James Harden. And Carmelo Anthony. And Tim Duncan. World Peace would have us believe it goes James, Kevin Durant and then Irving.

That's assuming of course he has James and Durant as the top two. Andris Biedrins could be duking it out for the top spot with LeBron. You never know with Metta.

Because he likes to keep us in suspense, World Peace has yet to reveal why Irving is a top-three star. Eventually, an explanation will follow.

Don't count on it being a coherent one, though. Substance is not a strong suit of World Peace's.

More likely than not, Metta will tell us Irving has secured top-three status because he's too sexy for his cat, or any other household pets.