George Karl weighs in on Metta World Peace, Popovich, Durant, Olympic payment
— Karl weighed in on Metta World Peace’s elbow on James Harden. “It was very good for me to feel good about it,” Karl said. “I think it’s a black eye for the game. … I thought it was one of the worst things to happen in the game this year.”
— Karl explained why Gregg Popovich has had so much success in this Lockout-shortened season. “He’s done a great job of resting his team and not let the stress of win-lose bother him,” Karl said.
— Karl said he’d vote for Kevin Durant for MVP, admittedly because he’s in West. “I love Durant because he’s taken a very young, young team at an early point in his career and lifted them to a championship caliber without really any help,” Karl said.
— Karl weighed in on Olympic players being paid. “I think we should give them a lot of prizes and presents,” Karl said. “I think there should be a fringe benefit instead of a [salary].”